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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 9 km NW of Boudinar, Morocco

Earthquake location 35.2188S, -3.6951WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Boudinar in Morocco. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 16:27:34 / March 16, 2016 @ 4:27 pm. The temblor was picked up at 16:27:34 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -3.6951 West, latitude 35.2188 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005a6s. Event ids that are associated: us20005a6s.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zaïo, Nador, Melilla. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Zaïo (c. 30 000 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NW of Boudinar, Morocco. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.6951° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2188° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NW 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 2016-03-16 16:27:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-16 21:33:27 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 340 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 2.389 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us20005a6s Id of event.
Event Code 20005a6s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005a6s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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