Spain earthquake list (including Canary Islands)

Last update: April 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Spain

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Spain time = UTC +1 - Canary Islands time = UTC time
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Spain Aug 28 07:54 3.2 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Spain Aug 25 19:03 3.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Spain Aug 25 04:04 2.7 15 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Aug 24 11:45 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Aug 20 22:33 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Miguel de Salinas - Woken at 08.38 by rumbling building lasted about 6 seconds
  • EMSC Spain Aug 09 01:59 2.8 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Aug 05 08:54 2.2 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jul 31 07:44 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jul 31 04:12 2.2 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jul 16 19:31 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jul 10 11:32 3.9 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Jul 04 20:16 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Jul 01 11:52 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Jul 01 11:04 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Jun 25 21:59 2.1 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jun 16 13:52 3.0 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Jun 05 01:38 3.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain May 28 12:22 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain May 22 11:01 3.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain May 18 21:03 2.4 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain May 05 17:44 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain May 03 11:56 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain May 03 08:00 3.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Apr 26 20:13 2.4 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Apr 20 13:34 4.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Mar 24 00:06 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Mar 08 04:05 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Camposol, Mazarron - Bed shaking woke me and low rumbling noise like heavy lorry passing
  • EMSC Spain Feb 28 02:44 2.4 23 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 22 02:13 2.2 24 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Feb 16 00:23 2.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Feb 11 16:51 2.8 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Feb 11 15:11 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 10 11:02 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 05 16:57 2.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Adra, Spain Jan 31 16:25 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Adra - No damage but pictures moved and glasses, plates etc rattled. The swings in my bird cages were swinging rapidly
  • Almunecar - For about 10 seconds the windows rattled and I could feel a shaking of he house.
  • EMSC Spain Jan 31 04:37 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 26 23:00 3.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 24 03:56 3.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Jan 14 18:11 2.0 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 13 13:13 2.6 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 10 20:22 3.5 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 09 12:45 2.5 28 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 09 09:45 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 09 01:37 2.6 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 07 22:05 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 07 03:44 2.7 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 02 18:51 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Albox - felt light shaking with long loud rumbling as if a train was running under the house. No damage
  • EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Dec 29 11:17 2.5 19 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Balearic Islands, Spain Dec 28 07:16 2.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Dec 27 13:52 2.8 15 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Al Lund-larsen says:

      Woken by light shaking and rumbling for about 3 seconds

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