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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Al Hoceima in Morocco



Earthquake location 35.463S, -3.758WA 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.

Questions or comments?

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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.758° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.463° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2016-01-25 05:03:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 05:22:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 326 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 2.223 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us10004gyu Id of event.
Event Code 10004gyu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gyu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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