A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:12:33 / 10:12 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 10:12:33 / February 23, 2016 @ 10:12 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004rzc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rzc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.5584 West, latitude 35.7094 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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