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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Boudinar in Morocco

Earthquake location 35.5933S, -3.5422WA 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 49 km N of Boudinar, Morocco.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.5422° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5933° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km N of Boudinar, Morocco Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-03 11:36:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-03 11:57:55 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 385 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 2.327 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us10004ubk Id of event.
Event Code 10004ubk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ubk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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