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Significant magnitude 5.7 earthquake 97 km southwest of Laayoune, Western Sahara

lun, 13 set 2021, 23:25
5.7 quake 14 Sep 12:09 am (GMT +1)
5.7 quake 14 Sep 12:09 am (GMT +1)
Just 15 minutes ago, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Laayoune, Western Sahara. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021, at 12:09 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Laayoune Plage (pop. 10,500) located 86 km from the epicenter, and Laayoune (pop. 196,300) 97 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Earthquake data:
Ho sentito questo terremoto

Data & ora: Sep 14, 2021 12:09 am (GMT +1) local time (13 Sep 2021 23:09 GMT)
Magnitudine: 5.7
Prof.: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 26.34°N / 13.56°W (Western Sahara)
Fonte dati primaria: IGN

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