25-01-2016 : Information on the Al Hoceima earthquake of 25/01/2016 at 04h22 UT An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 was detected and located on 25 January 2016 at 04h22 UT (05h22 Spanish and French local time). Its epicentre was located approximately 50 km north of Al Hoceima (Morocco), a region affected by earthquakes of similar magnitude in 1994 and 2004. The seismic activity of the region is produced by the convergence between Africa and Eurasia, accommodated to some extent by the activation of strike-slip faults along the trans-Alboran shear zone, a transcurrent fault zone which slips at a rate of nearly 0.5 cm per annum.
22-05-2015 : Information about earthquake near Dover on 22/05/2015 at 01:52 UT An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 was detected and located on 22 May 2015 at 01:52 UT (02h52 British Summer Time and 03h52 French local time), with an epicentre approximately 24 km north of Dover (United Kingdom). Although the seismicity of the region is considered as weak, several earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5 have been observed in this area over the last few centuries.