• Seism: A 4.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Granada

  • Aftershocks: A new 3.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Granada, where 26 have been registered since yesterday

The streets of Granada are filling tonight with hundreds of people

leaving their homes in fear

of the aftershocks of the earthquake that struck the town of

Santa Fe

last Saturday



National Geographic Institute (IGN)

has detected 172 aftershocks of the 4.4 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in Santa Fe (Granada) that occurred last Saturday, three of them of 3.3 magnitude registered between Saturday and May last Monday.

This Tuesday the largest earthquake

had been detected at 12.16 pm, it

was of magnitude 3.1 with an epicenter in

Santa Fe (Granada)

and it has been felt in some 40 towns, including the capital Granada, without showing personal or material damage.

Throughout the day, around twenty aftershocks have already been registered since dawn.

But tonight the tremors continue and people have begun to go out in the street in case a building collapses.

In numerous videos posted on social networks, many people are seen on the street,

congregating in parks and open spaces.

The IGN updated report on this seismic series, consulted by Europa Press, shows that since the beginning of December 2020 a series of shallow earthquakes have been registered in the northwest of the city of Granada, in the surroundings of the towns of

Atarfe, Pinos Puente


Santa Fe.

The series was reactivated at the end of January 2021 and last Saturday the 23rd the 4.4 magnitude was registered with an epicenter in Santa Fe, which was "strongly felt in numerous nearby towns, as well as in the city of Granada, even to feel in some localities in the provinces of Malaga and Jaén ".

From December 1, 2020 until this Monday, a total of 281 earthquakes have been calculated in this environment, of which eight are greater than or equal to 3.0 magnitude and 41 have been felt by the population.

Experts attribute the recent seismicity in the Vega de Granada to the continuous approximation of 4 to 5 millimeters per year between the Eurasian and African plates.

Specifically, to the sudden release of the energy accumulated in the faults due to this movement between plates.

The periods of greatest seismic activity, such as the current one, correspond to swarms, with numerous earthquakes of different magnitudes in nearby locations.

They are triggered when the activity of a fault produces a domino effect and triggers the activity of other nearby faults, as explained this Tuesday by the researcher from the University of Granada

Jesús Galindo-Zaldívar.

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