M6.3 Earthquake Strikes Strait of Gibraltar
Posted by feww on January 25, 2016
Alboran Sea rippled by strong earthquake, significant aftershocks
Centered at 35.70ºN, 3.71°W (56 km NE of Tirhanimîne, Morocco) the strong quake occurred at a depth of 10km, reported Euro-Med earthquakes.
Location: 35.70ºN, 3.71°W
Region: STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
Date/time: 2016-01-25 04:22:02.6 UTC
156 km E of Gibraltar, Gibraltar [pop: 26,544]
83 km NW of Melilla, Spain [pop: 73,460]
56 km NE of Tirhanimîne, Morocco [ pop: 55,827 ]
At least 8 aftershocks have occurred, as of posting, the largest of which registered 5.3Mw.
The M7.2 December 28, 1908 Messina earthquake is the deadliest documented European earthquake. The combination of severe ground shaking and a local tsunami caused an estimated 60,000 to 120,000 fatalities. [USGS/EHP]