A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004h36. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004h36. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 16:02:43 / January 25, 2016 @ 4:02 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -3.7851° West, 35.4834° North. The temblor was detected at 16:02:43 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eleven 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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