Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 13 km west of Nador, Oriental, Morocco, on Thursday, 31 July 2014 at 17:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 13 km west of Nador, Oriental, Morocco, on Thursday, 31 July 2014 at 17:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Jul 17:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jul 31 21:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.2.
Date & time: 31 Jul 2014 17:14:25 UTC
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.16°N / 3.08°W (Oriental, Morocco)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) W of Nador (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNW of Al Aaroui (Nador Province) (pop: 36,000) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) SW of Russadir (Melilla, Spain) (pop: 73,500) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NW of Zaïo (Province de Nador) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WNW of Berkane (pop: 80,700) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNW of Taourirt (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WNW of Oujda (pop: 405,300) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) NE of Fes (Fès-Meknès) (pop: 964,900) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) ESE of Gibraltar (Gibraltar) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) ENE of Rabat (Rabat-Salé-Kénitra) (pop: 1,655,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.210 kmStrait of GibraltarGFZ

User reports for this quake (13)

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Nador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nador / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Arouit / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Arouit / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
nador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Selouane / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kariat Arkmane, Morocco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
nador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nador (Morocco, 18 km SE of epicenter) : حمدا لله علی لطفه ... لم يكن هنالك من اضرار علی مستوی الأرواح أو الممتلكات (reported through EMSC)
Nador (Morocco, 20 km SE of epicenter) : I felt it it was a slight one (reported through EMSC)
Nador (Morocco, 8 km NE of epicenter) : كنت جالسا على أريكة ، شعرت بها نهتز ، خفت بعض الشيء ، نهضت بسرعة ، وقفت ، فكرت : إنها هزة أرضية . (reported through EMSC)
Zeghanghane (Morocco, 2 km NE of epicenter) : كنت نائما فأيقصني من نومي (reported through EMSC)
Nador (Morocco, 17 km NE of epicenter) : Léger séisme qui a duré 10 secondes (reported through EMSC)
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