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Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - El Hierro, 19 km west of Frontera, Spain, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:06 pm (GMT +0) -

Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - El Hierro, 19 km west of Frontera, Spain, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:06 pm (GMT +0) Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - El Hierro, 19 km west of Frontera, Spain, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:06 pm (GMT +0)

Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 35 km depth

18 Mar 16:27 UTC: First to report: IGN after 20 minutes.
20 Mar 11:35: Magnitude recalculated from 2.9 to 2.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 35.0 km (from 21 to 22 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.9 km (3.7 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 18, 2023 16:06:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:06 pm (GMT +0)
Depth35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.6921°N / 18.1848°W (Spain)
Antipode27.692°S / 161.815°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoEl Hierro (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities19 km (12 mi) WSW of Frontera (pop: 4,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) WNW of La Restinga (pop: 541) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) WSW of Valverde (pop: 5,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Fuencaliente de la Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 1,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) WSW of Alajero (pop: 2,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) SSW of Puerto Naos (pop: 979) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (65 mi) WSW of Vallehermoso (pop: 3,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 20.9°C (70 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
2.535 kmSpain: W FRONTERA.IHIIGN
2.933 kmCanary Islands, Spain RegionRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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