A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Roque in Spain on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -5.4085 West, latitude 36.2521 North, depth = 5.8 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006j5n. Unique identifier: us10006j5n. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 19:02:15 / August 31, 2016 @ 7:02 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.8 km (4 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:02:15 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tangier (c. 688 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tétouan (c. 326 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Jerez de la Frontera (c. 207 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Marbella (c. 134 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cadiz (c. 126 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Algeciras (c. 116 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cártama, Cadiz, Pizarra. Close country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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