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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 45 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 1:52 am (GMT +1) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 45 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 1:52 am (GMT +1) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 45 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 1:52 am (GMT +1)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 14 km depth

5 Dec 01:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 5, 2022 00:52:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 5, 2022 at 1:52 am (GMT +1)
Depth14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.52°N / 3.57°W (Alboran Sea, Morocco)
Antipode35.52°S / 176.43°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities45 km (28 mi) NE of Al Hoceima (pop: 395,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) NE of Tirhanimîne (pop: 55,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) NNE of Imzouren (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) NNE of Bni Bouayach (Province de Al Hoceïma) (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) NW of Nador (pop: 129,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) NW of Al Aaroui (Nador Province) (pop: 36,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) NW of Zaïo (Province de Nador) (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
342 km (212 mi) ENE of Rabat (pop: 1,655,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 17.5°C (63 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) | 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.
2.014 kmMorocco: Strait of GibraltarRaspberryShake
2.014 kmMorocco: ALBORÁN SURIGN


Seismic station: ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain (CART/WM network) | Distance from quake: 325 km / 202 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.0, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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