Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - La Palma Island, 14 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 3:16 am (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - La Palma Island, 14 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 3:16 am (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

27 Oct 02:19 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
27 Oct 02:20: Now using data updates from IGN
27 Oct 02:26: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 4.0. Epicenter location corrected by 0.6 km (0.4 mi) towards ENE.
Date & time: Oct 27, 2021 02:16:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 3:16 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.5618°N / 17.8273°W (Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
Antipode: 28.562°S / 162.173°E
Nearest volcano: La Palma (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SW of Mazo (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) NNE of Fuencaliente de la Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 1,890) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SE of Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma Island) (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SSW of Santa Cruz de La Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SSW of Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 6,000) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSE of Santo Domingo (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NW of Vallehermoso (pop: 3,300) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) WNW of Arona (pop: 78,600) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) W of Tenerife (pop: 222,400) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) WNW of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (pop: 381,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 8.5°C (47 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NW
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Las Tricias (26.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (12 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Tazacorte / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Blow, rattling  
Breña Baja, los Cancajos / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Los llanos de aridane / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Ljubljana, Slovenia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Fuencaliente / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Breña Alta / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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