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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Chauchina in Spain

Earthquake location 37.1745S, -3.7557WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Chauchina in Spain. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 11:15:24 / January 23, 2021 @ 11:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:15:24 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.7557 West, latitude 37.1745 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2nq. Unique identifier: us7000d2nq.

Close country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Málaga (c. 568 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Granada (c. 234 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Jaén (c. 116 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Vélez-Málaga (c. 74 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Torremolinos (c. 65 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Motril (c. 60 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pozo Alcón, Alora, Puente-Genil (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SSE of Chauchina, Spain. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.7557° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1745° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km SSE of Chauchina, Spain Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-23 11:15:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-24 06:45:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 285 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.089 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000d2nq Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2nq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2nq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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