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Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Alboran Sea, Morocco, on Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm (GMT +1) -

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Alboran Sea, Morocco, on Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm (GMT +1) Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Alboran Sea, Morocco, on Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm (GMT +1)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 30 km depth

12 Jan 13:55 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
12 Jan 14:18: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 27.0 km (from 5 to 16.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10 km (6.2 mi) towards NNE.
12 Jan 14:30: Magnitude recalculated from 2.9 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.0 to 30.0 km (from 16.8 to 18.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: Jan 12, 2022 13:52:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.51°N / 3.61°W (Alboran Sea, Morocco)
Antipode: 35.51°S / 176.39°E
Nearby towns and cities:
338 km (210 mi) ENE of Rabat (pop: 1,655,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 16.1°C (61 F), humidity: 56%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.830 kmMorocco: STRAIT OF GIBRALTAREMSC
2.927 kmMorocco: ALBORÁN SURIGN

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alhoceima (44.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Melilla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling : La tierra está todo el rato en movimiento en la zona donde vivo.  
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