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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Atarfe in Spain

Earthquake location 37.2304S, -3.7206WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Atarfe in Spain. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d3it. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3it. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 21:54:55 / January 26, 2021 @ 9:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.7206 West, latitude 37.2304 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:54:55 / 9:54 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Andújar, Puente-Genil, Bujalance (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Málaga (c. 568 300 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Granada (c. 234 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jaén (c. 116 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Vélez-Málaga (c. 74 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Motril (c. 60 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Antequera (c. 45 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km WNW of Atarfe, Spain.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.7206° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2304° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km WNW of Atarfe, Spain Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-26 21:54:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-26 22:15:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 299 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 2.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us7000d3it Id of event.
Event Code 7000d3it An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d3it, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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