A 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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