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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Al Hoceima in Morocco

Earthquake location 35.7568S, -3.6129WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Al Hoceima in Morocco. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/16 / 2016-03-15 04:40:40 / March 15, 2016 @ 4:40 am. Exact location of event, longitude -3.6129 West, latitude 35.7568 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10004xp4. Event ids that are associated: us10004xp4. The temblor was detected at 04:40:40 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Motril (c. 60 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Almuñécar (c. 27 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Nerja (c. 21 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nerja, Motril, Salobreña (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 63 km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.6129° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7568° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km 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 2016-03-15 04:40:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-15 05:04:12 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 3.96 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 482 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 2.215 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us10004xp4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004xp4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004xp4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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