A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.8673 West, latitude 35.5825 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10004gzj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gzj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:10:42 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 06:10:42 / January 25, 2016 @ 6:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 38 km N of Al Hoceima, Morocco.
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