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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 67 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco



Earthquake location 35.7538S, -3.5185WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.5185° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7538° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km 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 2016-02-22 03:46:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-22 04:00:18 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 449 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 2.288 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us10004rmh Id of event.
Event Code 10004rmh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rmh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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