A 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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