Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Small Earthquake Felt From Fez To Ifrane

An earthquake in the Fez region was felt over a wide area this morning. The earthquake, which was described as moderate, shook windows and furniture and woke many people in the area. No aftershocks were recorded and no casualties or material damages have been reported.

Magnitude : 4.5
Local Time : 2014-04-15 08:56:47
GMT/UTC Time : 2014-04-15 07:56:47
Depth (Hypocenter) : 2 km

A smaller earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale was recorded the same day last year (Tuesday April 16, 2013) in Ifrane province (60 km from Fez).

The worst recent earthquake recorded in Morocco was that of the coastal city of Al Houceima, on the northern edge of the Rif Mountains. The tragic earthquake was of magnitude 6,4 MI, and caused about 628 deaths, 926 injuries, the destruction 2,539 homes, and more than 15,000 people were left homeless.

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