M6.3 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR on January 25th 2016 at 04:22 UTC
Last update: 18 March 2016 at 15:03 UTC
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit the Strait of Gibraltar, Alboran Sea on 25/01/2015 at 04:22 UTC (04:22 Morocco time; 05:22 Spain time). The epicenter was located 150 km east of Gibraltar, 86 km north of Melilla, 50 km north of Al Hoceima. More information on the main shock is available here. It has been followed by several aftershocks (see below), many of them have been also felt in Spain and in Morocco.
The shake has been largely felt in southern Spain and in Northern Morocco. Some damage have been reported in Melilla by several eyewitnesses (see pictures below). If you have experienced this earthquake, you are invited to provide your testimoniy. It will be useful to update the map of testimonies below.
This earthquake has been preceeded by a magnitude 5.0 foreshock on Thurday 21 January at 13:47 Morocco time, 14:47 Spain time.
12 years after 2004 Al Hoceima earthquake
This earthquake occurs almost 12 years after the 2004 Al Hoceima earthquake of magnitude 6.3 that struck northern Morocco on 24 February 2004 and caused more than 630 victims. The 2016 earthquake occurred 50 km north of 2004 Al Hoceima epicenter.
More information on 2004 Al Hoceima earthquake:
- EMSC April 2004 Newsletter: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Files/docs/data/newsletters/newsletter_21_low.pdf
- High-resolution imagery of active faulting offshore Al Hoceima, Northern Morocco by d'Acremont et al.
- Evidence of Quaternary transtensional tectonics in the Nekor basin (NE Morocco) by Lafosse et al.
- Source analysis of the Mw 6.3 2004 Al Hoceima earthquake (Morocco) using regional apparent source time functions by
Stich et al.
- Quaternary Active Faults of Iberia from Instituto Geologico y Minero de España
Real time connections to LastQuake App
Map of the connections to our our LastQuake app during the Morocco, Earthquake north of Al Hoceima. The video starts at the earthquake occurrence and covers the 15 first minutes after it.
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Main Shock Epicenter Location
Past Regional Seismicity as from the ISC catalogue (1964-2004) and EMSC Real Time catalogue (2005-today)
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