A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tétouan in Morocco on Sunday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:56:23 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 11:56:23 / September 6, 2020 @ 11:56 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -5.3362° West, latitude 35.5541° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bl6b. Unique identifier: us7000bl6b.
Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Tangier (c. 688 400 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Tétouan (c. 326 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Algeciras (c. 116 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Larache (c. 109 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ksar el Kebir (c. 108 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ceuta (c. 78 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), Morocco (c. 31 627 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manilva, Barbate de Franco, Ouazzane.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 3 km SE of Tétouan, Morocco.
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