A 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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