A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004weu. Unique identifier: us20004weu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.8528 West, latitude 35.4566 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 23:50:48 / February 1, 2016 @ 11:50 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:50:48 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Close country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 24 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.
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