Thursday, 17 March 2016

Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake on the north Coast of Morocco.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake at a depth of about 10 km, off the northern coast of Morocco, about 20 km t the east of the city of El Hoceima, slightly before 4.30 pm local time (which is GMT) on Wednesday 16 March 2016. The quake is reported to have been felt across much of northern Morocco.

 The approximate location of the 16 March 2016 Mediterranean Earthquake. Google Maps.

Morocco lies on the northernmost part of the African Plate, while Spain to the north is part of Eurasia. Africa is pushing into Europe from the south, which causes Earthquakes around the Mediterranean Basin. These are most common in southeast Europe, but those in northwest Africa, while less frequent, are often larger and more deadly.

Witness accounts of Earthquakes can help geologists to understand these events, and the structures that cause them. The international non-profit organization Earthquake Report is interested in hearing from people who may have felt this event; if you felt this quake then you can report it to Earthquake Report here.

See also...

http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/magnitude-61-earthquake-beneath-western.htmlMagnitude 6.1 Earthquake beneath the western Mediterranean.                                The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake at a depth of about 10 km, off the northern coast of Morocco, slightly after 4.20...
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/magnitude-43-earthquake-in-tadla-azilal.htmlMagnitude 4.3 Earthquake in the Tadla-Azilal Region of central Morocco.               The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake at a depth of 17.5 km, about 3 km north of the town of Isseki in the Tadla-Azilal Region of..
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/earthquake-of-north-coast-of-morocco.htmlEarthquake off the north coast of Morocco. Slightly after 7.05 am local time (which is GMT) on Thursday 8 August 2013, the United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake at a depth of 10 km, roughly 8 km off the north coast of Morocco...
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