A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. Global time and date of event 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 05:03:45 / January 25, 2016 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004gyu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gyu. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:03:45 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.758 West, latitude 35.463 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.
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