A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. Exact location of earthquake, -3.7481° West, 35.6986° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 04:34:19 / January 25, 2016 @ 4:34 am. Unique identifier: us10004gyj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gyj. The temblor was detected at 04:34:19 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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