A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:52:42 / 2:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 14:52:42 / January 25, 2016 @ 2:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -3.5812° West, latitude 35.7724° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004h2m. Unique identifier: us10004h2m.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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