Tremor of magnitude 4 off north west coast felt widely throughout Tenerife

Graphic: IGN.

An earth tremor of confirmed magnitude 4 was registered in north west Tenerife this evening. IGN reports that the quake was recorded at 9.54pm, and although the Richter Scale denotes mag 4 as light, it is clearly far stronger than the micro-tremors we normally experience here and which are rarely above mag 2. Tonight’s tremor was at a depth of 27km and just under 4km off the coast of Buenavista del Norte. It was felt widely throughout Tenerife, with reports as far afield as Los Realejos and Los Cristianos. The Cabildo’s Security Centre says that nonetheless there have been no reports of any damage or injuries.

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