Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Strait of Gibraltar (Morocco) on Thursday, 26 May 1994 at 08:26 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Strait of Gibraltar (Morocco) on Thursday, 26 May 1994 at 08:26 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 26 May 1994 08:26:52 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 9.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.305°N / 4.103°W (Morocco)
Nearest volcano: Oujda Volcanic Field (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) WNW of Tirhanimîne (Al-Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima) (pop: 55,800)
16 km (10 mi) WNW of Al Hoceïma (Al-Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima) (pop: 395,600)
29 km (18 mi) NW of Imzouren (Province de Al Hoceïma, Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma) (pop: 40,000)
99 km (61 mi) NNE of Taounate (Fez-Meknès) (pop: 32,800)
107 km (67 mi) W of Nador (Oriental) (pop: 129,300)
119 km (74 mi) ESE of Tétouan (Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma) (pop: 326,300)
288 km (179 mi) ENE of Rabat (Rabat-Salé-Kénitra) (pop: 1,655,800)
374 km (232 mi) ENE of Casablanca (Casablanca-Settat) (pop: 3,144,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.09.7 kmStrait of Gibraltar (Morocco)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Strait of Gibraltar (Morocco) 26 May 08:26 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (140 quakes):
  • 21 Nov 1994 15:17 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Oct 1994 04:44 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 1994 21:47 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Oct 1994 01:24 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 1994 03:26 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Oct 1994 19:49 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Oct 1994 01:21 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 1994 10:26 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 1994 08:52 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35.8 km (22.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 1994 02:25 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Sep 1994 23:23 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Sep 1994 02:55 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Sep 1994 17:41 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Sep 1994 01:02 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Sep 1994 22:27 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Aug 1994 11:14 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Strait of Gibraltar (Morocco) on Thursday, 26 May 1994 at 08:26 (GMT)
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