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Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 53 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 12:07 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 53 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 12:07 pm (GMT +1) Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 53 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 12:07 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Nov 11:09 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
30 Nov 11:10: Now using data updates from EMSC
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30 Nov 11:43: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Wed, 30 Nov 2022, 11:18

Small magnitude 3.7 quake hits 36 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco around noon

3.7 quake 30 Nov 12:07 pm (GMT +1)
3.7 quake 30 Nov 12:07 pm (GMT +1)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred only 11 minutes ago 36 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 12 km beneath the epicenter near Al Hoceima, Al-Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco, around noon on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022, at 12:07 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), which listed it as a magnitude 3.7 earthquake as well. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 3.7.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Al Hoceima (pop. 395,600) located 36 km from the epicenter, Tirhanimîne (pop. 55,800) 38 km away, Imzouren (pop. 40,000) 42 km away, Bni Bouayach (pop. 18,300) 46 km away, and Midar (pop. 10,200) 62 km away. In Nador (pop. 129,300, 76 km away), Al Aaroui (pop. 36,000, 80 km away), and Targuist (pop. 11,600, 85 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 30, 2022 11:07:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 12:07 pm (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.4
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.4918°N / 3.4378°W (Alboran Sea, Morocco)
Antipode35.492°S / 176.562°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt13 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities53 km (33 mi) ENE of Al Hoceima (pop: 395,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (33 mi) NE of Imzouren (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Tirhanimîne (pop: 55,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) NE of Bni Bouayach (Province de Al Hoceïma) (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) NW of Nador (pop: 129,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) NW of Al Aaroui (Nador Province) (pop: 36,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) WNW of Oujda (pop: 405,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
351 km (218 mi) ENE of Rabat (pop: 1,655,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 18.3°C (65 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
4.410 kmMorocco: 50 Km WNW of Melilla, SpainUSGS
4.410 kmMorocco: Strait of GibraltarRaspberryShake
4.01 kmMorocco: ALBORIGN
3.811 kmMorocco: AlboranIPMA
4.210 kmMorocco: Strait of GibraltarGFZ
4.410 kmMorocco: STRAIT OF GIBRALTAREMSC
4.410 kmMorocco: Strait Of GibraltarIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain (CART/WM network) | Distance from quake: 319 km / 198 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (16)

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29740 (150.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Torre del Mar | 2 users found this interesting.  
Torrox costa (145.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Sitting on 3rd floor balcony | 2 users found this interesting.  
MELILLA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : The apartment building swaying. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Melilla (48.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Debil | One user found this interesting.  
near Al Aaroui, Oriental (67.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Weak shaking in 4th stage | One user found this interesting.  
Murcia / not felt : I am in Murica | One user found this interesting.  
Nador (59.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was not to strong  
Machico, Madeira (1264.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
ولاد أمغار (33.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
mellila (52.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
near Nador, Oriental (44.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
MELILLA (49.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short
melilla (49.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Melilla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Málaga / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Boudinar / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s

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