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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 2 km W of Maracena, Spain

Earthquake location 37.2035S, -3.6628WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Maracena in Spain. Exact location of earthquake, -3.6628° West, 37.2035° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000dcie. Event ids that are associated: us6000dcie. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:44:18 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 21:44:18 / January 26, 2021 @ 9:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castro del Río, Baeza, El Ejido (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Málaga (c. 568 300 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Granada (c. 234 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jaén (c. 116 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from El Ejido (c. 84 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Vélez-Málaga (c. 74 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Motril (c. 60 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km W of Maracena, Spain.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.6628° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2035° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km W of Maracena, 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 21:44:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-28 00:53:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 259 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 2.154 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 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 mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000dcie Id of event.
Event Code 6000dcie An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dcie, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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