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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - La Palma Island, 13 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 5:14 am (GMT +0) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.0 quake La Palma Island, 14 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, Nov 29, 2021 8:35 am (GMT +0), which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - La Palma Island, 13 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 5:14 am (GMT +0) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - La Palma Island, 13 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 5:14 am (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 11 km depth

2 Dec 05:16 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
2 Dec 05:18: Now using data updates from IGN
2 Dec 05:28: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.0 to 11.0 km (from 13 to 6.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.8 km (1.7 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 2, 2021 05:14:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 5:14 am (GMT +0)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.5625°N / 17.8346°W (Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
Antipode28.563°S / 162.165°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt23 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoLa Palma (2 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) ESE of Puerto Naos (pop: 979) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) N of Fuencaliente de la Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 1,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) SE of Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma Island) (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) SSW of Santa Cruz de La Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) SSW of Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 6,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Puntagorda (pop: 1,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) NW of San Sebastian de La Gomera (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 8,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) WNW of Arona (Isole Canarie) (pop: 78,600) | 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 quakeBroken Clouds 10.9°C (52 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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
4.211 kmSpain: NE FUENCALIENTE DE LA PALMA.ILIGN
3.721 kmCANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGIONEMSC

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Seismic station: Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands (MACI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 134 km / 83 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 (23)

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Mazo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (6.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : We were woken up by rattling of walls and wardrobes, Quakes lasted long and house was swinging long after the quake | 3 users found this interesting.  
Santa Cruz de La Palma, La Palma Island, Canary Islands (15.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Sleeping on fifth floor | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Santa Cruz de La Palma / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Movimiento horizontal fuerte y rápido | 2 users found this interesting.  
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (10.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s : Durmiendo se movió todo | One user found this interesting.  
Villa De Mazo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Me despertó el sonido de vibración en la ventana. Al instante comenzó a moverse la cama. Crujir de toda la estructura. Se sentían como golpes (reported through our app)  
TAZACORTE / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling : Muy fuerte. Super largo. Todos se despertaron. Muchos asustados. Edificios se mueven. Muebles grandes se caen. Tejas se caen. Grietas. (reported through our app)  
Santa Cruz de La Palma / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Fuerte sacudida, se movió todo | One user found this interesting.  
Puntallana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : This time it lasted very long, but also weak. It woke me up. | One user found this interesting.  
Breña Alta (11.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Temblor (reported through our app)  
Mazo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (3.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma Island, Canary Islands (12.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (10.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s : Durmiendo se movió todo  
Santa cruz / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Short shake, sounds in my house  
Puntallana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : This time it lasted very long, but also weak. It woke me up.  
Avenida el puente Santa cruz de la palma / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Tijarafe / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Breña baja / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Si, tembló todo  
Llanos de Aridane, Los / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : Ruido y meneo a los lados y mucha vibración (reported through our app)  
Tazacorte / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
El Paso, camino del hoyo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
El Paso, Barrial / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Fuencaliente / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Fuerte sacudida (reported through our app)  
Avenida el puente Santa cruz de la palma / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
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