Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fez Residents Report Earthquakes

Residents of Fez contacted The View from Fez to report two earthquakes early this morning. The first at 05.29 was a jolt strong enough to cause buildings to sway and the residents to leave their homes and take to the streets. There have been no reports of damage or injuries

"Everyone from our area was in the street," one resident told us. Another reported that at first he thought he was falling ill and had lost his balance, but was relieved to find all his neighbours experiencing the same thing.

"The streets were crowded, with people afraid of a larger shock," another resident told TVFF. Then another quake struck some time later and was reported to be of the same size.

"I only felt the first zinzall (earthquake)", says Rachid. "The windows rattled and my doors banged. What could I do? Nothing! So I went back to bed. I didn't feel the second quake."

The quake registered magnitude 4 degrees on the Richter scale and was felt throughout the province of Fez.

A statement of the National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST) reports the quake ocurred at 5:29, with a magnitude of 4 degrees with the epicentre at  Ain Bida. The second quake which occurred at 5:42 was located in the district of Agdal (province of Fez). This earthquake registered 3.8 on the Richter scale

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