A 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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