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Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - La Palma Island, 11 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 at 1:03 am (GMT +0) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.1 quake La Palma Island, 13 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, Nov 19, 2021 1:08 am (GMT +0), which had occurred 4 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - La Palma Island, 11 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 at 1:03 am (GMT +0) Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - La Palma Island, 11 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 at 1:03 am (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 39 km depth

23 Nov 01:05 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
23 Nov 01:06: Now using data updates from EMSC
23 Nov 01:07: Now using data updates from IGN
23 Nov 01:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards NNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 23, 2021 01:03:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 23, 2021 at 1:03 am (GMT +0)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.8
Depth39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.5904°N / 17.8358°W (Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
Antipode28.59°S / 162.164°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt72 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoLa Palma (1 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) WSW of Mazo (Canaries) (pop: 4,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) N of Fuencaliente de la Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 1,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) SE of Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma Island) (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (8 mi) SW of Santa Cruz de La Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 6,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Santo Domingo (Canarias) (pop: 1,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) NW of Vallehermoso (pop: 3,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) NW of San Sebastian de La Gomera (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 8,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (96 mi) W of Tenerife (pop: 222,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
243 km (151 mi) WNW of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 381,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 9.4°C (49 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.839 kmSpain: W VILLA DE MAZO.ILPIGN
4.738 kmSpain: SW VILLA DE MAZO.ILPEMSC

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Seismic station: Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands (MACI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 135 km / 84 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (73)

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Los llanos de aridane / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : M levante de un brinco de la cama a ver kien duerme ahora y ls niñas con miedo yo nose si cada dia se m hace mas duro y creo k no cuentan toda la gravedad del asunto x k el vulcanologo dijo k no se confiemos k ai k estar alerta x algo es y esto m crea un | 7 users found this interesting.  
  • Verlassen sie die Inseln so schnell wie möglich…..ab auf‘s Festland!!!!
Icod De Los Vinos (112.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Iba a dormir y sentí la cama, el espejo, y la silla moverse por un segundo | 3 users found this interesting.  
Valle San Lorenzo, Arona (127.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : He notado varios a lo largo del mes. Vivo en la segunda planta de una casa. Siempre lo noto acostada en la cama. Son suaves,el de hoy fueron como dos temblores uno detrás de otro muy suaves y duraron segundo y medio cada uno más o menos. | One user found this interesting.  
Brena Alta, Provinz Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln (9.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Me despertó en Breña Alta sacudida intensa y extraña de explicar. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma Island, Canary Islands (11.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s : Increíble se escuchó venir sacudio con fuerza, temblo todo y se fue, fue largo | 2 users found this interesting.  
Hermigua, La Gomera / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : I felt this and the one earlier. Weird sensation of swinging horizontal like and hearing something too but like from the distance. Something keeps me awake.. | One user found this interesting.  
Villa De Mazo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : O bien fueron dos muy seguidos o uno muy largo que tuvo variaciones de intensidad de débil a fuerte, de nuevo débil y fuerte, sin parar movimiento de balanceo y vibración y choque de objetos pequeños. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Puntallana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : 2 earthquake’s after each other. It woke me up. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Mazo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (5.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Was woken up by rattling of walls and furniture | One user found this interesting.  
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (108.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Se movió la cama y las puertas. | One user found this interesting.  
Santa Cruz de la Palma (6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Movimiento de la cama y traqueteo de ventana. | One user found this interesting.  
Breña Alta (9.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : Vibración y crujido de puertas, ventanas y el suelo | One user found this interesting.  
Hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : La cama temblaba , zona sur los gigantes TENERFIE SUR | One user found this interesting.  
Los Silos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (102.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Los gigantes (104.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s
Breña Alta (8.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Temblor (reported through our app)  
Tijarafe (15.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma Island, Canary Islands (10.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
La Galga, Puntallana (20.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma Island, Canary Islands (10.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
Guia de Isora, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (108.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma Island, Canary Islands (10.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Golpe fuerte y largo (reported through our app)  
Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma Island, Canary Islands (11.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 minutes : Fueron como 3 seguidos muy fuertes  
Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera (74.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : 2 short single laterl shakes  
Tijarafe (13.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Durmiendo  
Breña Alta (9.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : Empezando a coger el sueño, me despertó.  
Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma Island, Canary Islands (10.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Brena Alta, Provinz Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln (8.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Avec un léger grondement venant du sol (reported through our app)  
Icod de los vinos (112.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Very short movement  
In bed (17.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Los silos Tenerife (102.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Han vibrado las puertas varias veces, se a sentido como sacudidas.  
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