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Strong earthquake: M6.1 quake has struck near Al Hoceima in Morocco

Earthquake location 35.7406S, -3.5971WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 04:22:02 / January 25, 2016 @ 4:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.5971 West, latitude 35.7406 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 04:22:02 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gy9. Id of event: us10004gy9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Adra, Vélez-Málaga, Albuñol (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 123 km (77 miles) from Vélez-Málaga (c. 74 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Motril (c. 60 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 118 km (74 miles) from Zaïo (c. 30 000 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Almuñécar (c. 27 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 62 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.5971° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7406° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 04:22:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 04:42:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 577 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 2.232 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004gy9 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gy9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gy9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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