Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 30 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 8:54 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 30 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 8:54 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Oct 19:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
23 Oct 20:12: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 23.0 km (from 6.2 to 14.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 47 km (29 mi) towards NNW.
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23 Oct 20:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 10.0 km (from 12.4 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.2 mi) towards S.
Date & time: Oct 23, 2021 19:54:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 8:54 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.4°N / 3.66°W (Alboran Sea, Oriental, Morocco)
Antipode: 35.4°S / 176.34°E
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) NE of Al Hoceima (Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima) (pop: 395,600) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NE of Tirhanimîne (Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima) (pop: 55,800) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NNE of Imzouren (Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima) (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNE of Bni Bouayach (Province de Al Hoceïma, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima) (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) NNW of Midar (Province de Driouch) (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WNW of Nador (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) NW of Al Aaroui (Nador Province) (pop: 36,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Zaïo (Province de Nador) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) WNW of Oudja (pop: 405,300) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) ENE of Rabat (Rabat-Salé-Kénitra) (pop: 1,655,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 19.2°C (66 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.910 kmMorocco: STRAIT OF GIBRALTAREMSC
3.78 kmMorocco: ALBORIGN

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near Midar, Nador, Oriental (52.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : I was resting in my room in 2nd floor | 5 users found this interesting.  
Melilla (64.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sentado en el sofá viendo la tele , sentí el temblor de la vivienda de 3 a 5 segundos , la sacudida fue suave pero notable | 3 users found this interesting.  
Melilla (67 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : En la cuarta planta a 50 m del mar. Unos 6 segundos de duración. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Málaga (164 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Me encontraba en mi terraza cuándo de pronto noté un zumbido y una pequeña vibración que provenía del Mar.  
Al hoceima Ajdir / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Wow wow | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Nador morocco / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / very short : Nador. I felt the house shaking. As I experienced the earthquake, I mostly feel it whenever I'm, awake or asleep. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Melilla (64.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : ..... | One user found this interesting.  
Melilla (68.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Tirhanimîne, Al-Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (32.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Melilla / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Melilla  
Melilla / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
imzouren / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Ihaddaden (67.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Secouse vibration et claque porte  
Melilla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s
Beni chiker Tafrast Nador Marokko (60.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 3,5  
Melilla (65.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Melilla (66.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Melilla / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake (reported through our app)
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