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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Al Hoceima in Morocco



Earthquake location 35.4263S, -3.8032WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.8032 West, latitude 35.4263 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 01:16:20 / January 29, 2016 @ 1:16 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wtz. Id of event: us20004wtz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:16:20 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (14 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.8032° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4263° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km 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 2016-01-29 01:16:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 04:13:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 259 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 2.208 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004wtz Id of event.
Event Code 20004wtz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wtz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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