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Weak mag. 3.1 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 20 km west of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:55 am (GMT +1) -

Weak mag. 3.1 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 20 km west of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:55 am (GMT +1) Weak mag. 3.1 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 20 km west of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:55 am (GMT +1)

Weak magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 40 km depth

26 May 00:58 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
26 May 00:59: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 3.0. Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.1 mi) towards NNW.
26 May 01:01: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 40.0 km (from 3.1 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.2 mi) towards ENE.
26 May 01:25: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.1.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 26, 2022 00:55:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:55 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.1
Depth40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.29°N / 4.15°W (Alboran Sea, Morocco)
Antipode35.29°S / 175.85°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt9 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities19 km (12 mi) WNW of Tirhanimîne (pop: 55,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) WNW of Al Hoceima (pop: 395,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Imzouren (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NW of Bni Bouayach (Province de Al Hoceïma) (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) NNE of Taounate (pop: 32,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
144 km (90 mi) SE of Gibraltar (Gibraltar) (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (99 mi) NNE of Fes (pop: 964,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
284 km (176 mi) ENE of Rabat (pop: 1,655,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 16.1°C (61 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 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
3.140 kmMorocco: STRAIT OF GIBRALTAREMSC
3.10 kmMorocco: NE TORRES DE ALCALA.MACIGN
2.911 kmMorocco: W Al Hoceima (MARR)IPMA

Seismograms

Seismic station: Rabat, Morocco (RTC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 287 km / 178 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 (9)

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Al Hoceima (19.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Ong inngjxx ydduydbn97tyh | 4 users found this interesting.  
Alhoceima (19.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : I was sitting in front of my desk | One user found this interesting.  
al hoceima (19.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : light shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Targuist / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Vibrations | One user found this interesting.  
ajdir (23.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
alhoceima (24 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Nador / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
alhoceima / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Hoceima / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short

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