A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boudinar in Morocco on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 23:10:45 / March 16, 2016 @ 11:10 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:10:45 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -3.5522° West, latitude 35.6679° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us20005asz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005asz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Al Hoceïma (c. 395 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nador (c. 129 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Melilla (c. 73 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tirhanimîne (c. 55 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Imzoûrene (c. 26 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nador, Melilla, Imzoûrene (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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