A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Boudinar in Morocco on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -3.5226° West, 35.7313° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 06:32:08 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 06:32:08 / January 27, 2016 @ 6:32 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004uze. Event ids that are associated: us20004uze. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 64 km N of Boudinar, Morocco.
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