Monday, 06 December 2021 02:01 GMT

Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Hits Northeast Morocco


(MENAFN- Morocco World News) Rabat - The northeastern region of Saidia was struck by an earthquake registering 4.9 on the Richter scale on Tuesday, the Institut national de géophysique (ING) has announced.

The quake took place around 3:18 a.m., according to a warning bulletin.

The quake comes less than 24 hours after another quake was felt in the municipality of Bni Hdifa, in the region of Al Hoceima, which was registered at 5 p.m.

The registered quake in Al Hoceima reached 4 on the Richter scale.

On February 24, 2004, Al Hoceima became the site of one of the second worst earthquakes in Moroccan history.

Recorded in 6.3 magnitude on Richter scale, the quake caused the death of 572 people.

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