A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:47:19 / 1:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.6955 West, latitude 35.5649 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10004g3i. Event ids that are associated: us10004g3i. Global time and date of event 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 13:47:19 / January 21, 2016 @ 1:47 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 41 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.
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