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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 41 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco



Earthquake location 35.557S, -3.6833WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco on Monday. Unique identifier: us10004gzd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gzd. The temblor was reported at 05:54:06 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.79 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 05:54:06 / January 25, 2016 @ 5:54 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.6833 West, latitude 35.557 North, depth = 12.79 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 74 km (46 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).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.6833° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.557° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.79 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 2016-01-25 05:54:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 06:13:21 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 2.236 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us10004gzd Id of event.
Event Code 10004gzd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gzd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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