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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Al Hoceima in Morocco

Earthquake location 35.5649S, -3.6955WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.6955° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-21 13:47:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 14:01:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 400 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 2.224 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004g3i Id of event.
Event Code 10004g3i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004g3i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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