A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:46:02 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004rmh. Event ids that are associated: us10004rmh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 03:46:02 / February 22, 2016 @ 3:46 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -3.5185° West, 35.7538° North, depth 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motril, Salobreña, Almuñécar (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Motril (c. 60 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Almuñécar (c. 27 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 67 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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