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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 28 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco



Earthquake location 35.4837S, -3.8234WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.8234 West, latitude 35.4837 North, depth = 0 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 21:57:47 / January 27, 2016 @ 9:57 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wc1. Id of event: us20004wc1. The temblor was picked up at 21:57:47 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene. Close country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 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 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.8234° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4837° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km 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 2016-01-27 21:57:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 01:14:49 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 298 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us20004wc1 Id of event.
Event Code 20004wc1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wc1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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