A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ouarzazat in Morocco. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/18 / 2018-12-29 21:48:03 / December 29, 2018 @ 9:48 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000izb6. Unique identifier: us2000izb6. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:48:03 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -6.8181 West, latitude 30.78 North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ouarzazat (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 17 km (11 miles) from Ouarzazat (c. 57 200 pop).
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 has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km SSE of Ouarzazat, Morocco.
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