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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, 21 km south of Ouezzane, Morocco, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:05 am (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, 21 km south of Ouezzane, Morocco, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:05 am (GMT +1) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, 21 km south of Ouezzane, Morocco, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:05 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 May 08:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
20 May 08:28: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 40.0 km (from 18.6 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 110 km (69 mi) towards S.
20 May 08:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 60.0 km (from 25 to 37 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.3 km (5.1 mi) towards NNE.
20 May 10:12: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 10.0 km (from 37 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 20, 2022 08:05:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 20, 2022 at 9:05 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.61°N / 5.61°W (Sidi-Kacem, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco)
Antipode34.61°S / 174.39°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) S of Ouezzane (Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima) (pop: 58,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Souq Larb’a al Gharb (pop: 44,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) N of Sidi Kacem (pop: 74,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NE of Sidi Slimane (pop: 79,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Kenitra (pop: 366,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) ENE of Rabat (pop: 1,655,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
172 km (107 mi) S of Gibraltar (Gibraltar) (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
217 km (135 mi) ENE of Casablanca (Casablanca-Settat) (pop: 3,144,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 25.2°C (77 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.510 kmMOROCCOEMSC
2.823 kmMorocco: NW Fez (Marr)IPMA
3.08 kmMorocco: E HAD KOURT.MACIGN

Seismograms

Seismic station: Rabat, Morocco (RTC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 134 km / 83 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Rabat, Morocco: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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