A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Boudinar in Morocco on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004ubk. Unique identifier: us10004ubk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -3.5422° West, latitude 35.5933° North, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:36:27 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/16 / 2016-03-03 11:36:27 / March 3, 2016 @ 11:36 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Zaïo (c. 30 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zaïo, Nador, Melilla.
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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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