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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Tétouan in Morocco

Earthquake location 35.5541S, -5.3362WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -5.3362° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5541° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km SE of Tétouan, Morocco Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-06 11:56:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-20 07:57:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.15 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bl6b Id of event.
Event Code 7000bl6b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bl6b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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