A 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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