A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.52 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:46:01 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004ryd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ryd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.6077 West, latitude 35.7074 North, depth = 13.52 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 08:46:01 / February 23, 2016 @ 8:46 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene. The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Close country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.
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