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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Al Hoceima in Morocco

Earthquake location 35.3652S, -3.8782WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 11:21:43 / February 8, 2016 @ 11:21 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.8782 West, latitude 35.3652 North, depth = 8.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:21:43 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20004ypx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ypx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.47 km (5 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.8782° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3652° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 2016-02-08 11:21:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-21 08:34:06 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 271 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 3.207 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us20004ypx Id of event.
Event Code 20004ypx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ypx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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