A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. The temblor was picked up at 04:30:56 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 04:30:56 / January 25, 2016 @ 4:30 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10004gz3. Event ids that are associated: us10004gz3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.7956 West, latitude 35.6688 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 48 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.
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