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Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 53 km east of Ceuta, Spain, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 12:53 am (GMT +1) -

Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 53 km east of Ceuta, Spain, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 12:53 am (GMT +1) Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 53 km east of Ceuta, Spain, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 12:53 am (GMT +1)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 79 km depth

7 Dec 00:08 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 15 minutes.
7 Dec 00:09: Now using data updates from IGN

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 6, 2022 23:53:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 12:53 am (GMT +1)
Depth79.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.8345°N / 4.7386°W (Alboran Sea, Spain)
Antipode35.835°S / 175.261°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities53 km (33 mi) E of Ceuta (pop: 78,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) ESE of Gibraltar (Gibraltar) (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) ESE of La Linea de la Concepcion (pop: 64,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) ESE of Algeciras (pop: 116,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) S of Marbella (pop: 134,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) S of Fuengirola (pop: 71,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) SSW of Malaga (pop: 568,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
518 km (322 mi) S of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 17.6°C (64 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 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.
2.379 kmMorocco: Strait of GibraltarIGN
2.379 kmSpain: ALBORRaspberryShake
1.678 kmMorocco: AlboranIPMA


Seismic station: Rabat, Morocco (RTC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 282 km / 175 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. 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 2.3, 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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