A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. Id of earthquake: us20004vbu. Event ids that are associated: us20004vbu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 19:48:51 / January 28, 2016 @ 7:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -3.781° West, 35.4308° North, depth 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:48:51 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 32 km (20 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 24 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.
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