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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Boudinar in Morocco



Earthquake location 35.7334S, -3.5215WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Boudinar in Morocco. Exact location, longitude -3.5215° West, latitude 35.7334° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rmk. Unique identifier: us10004rmk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 04:14:30 / February 22, 2016 @ 4:14 am. The temblor was reported at 04:14:30 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 64 km N of Boudinar, Morocco.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.5215° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km N of Boudinar, Morocco Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-22 04:14:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-22 04:36:35 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 326 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 2.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us10004rmk Id of event.
Event Code 10004rmk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rmk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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