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Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 38 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 1:45 pm (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 38 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 1:45 pm (GMT +1) Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 38 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 1:45 pm (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 12 km depth

5 Oct 12:49 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
5 Oct 12:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 20.0 km (from 3.1 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 19 km (12 mi) towards S.
5 Oct 13:11: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 3.3.
5 Oct 16:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 12.0 km (from 12.4 to 7.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 26 km (16 mi) towards N.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 5, 2022 12:45:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 1:45 pm (GMT +1)
Depth12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.5°N / 3.65°W (Alboran Sea, Morocco)
Antipode35.5°S / 176.35°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities38 km (24 mi) NE of Al Hoceima (pop: 395,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NE of Tirhanimîne (pop: 55,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Imzouren (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) NNE of Bni Bouayach (Province de Al Hoceïma) (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (46 mi) WNW of Nador (pop: 129,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) ESE of Gibraltar (Gibraltar) (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) WNW of Oujda (pop: 405,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
335 km (208 mi) ENE of Rabat (pop: 1,655,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 23.1°C (74 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 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.
3.412 kmMorocco: ALBORIGN
3.312 kmMorocco: Strait of GibraltarRaspberryShake
3.05 kmMorocco: E Al Hoceima (MARR)IPMA


Seismic station: ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain (CART/WM network) | Distance from quake: 331 km / 206 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain: 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 (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Driouch (62.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)

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