Sunday 3 February 2019

Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake in Figuig Province, Morocco.

The Centre Seismologique Euro-Méditeranéen  recorded a Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake at a depth of 10 km in southwestern Figuig Province, Morocco, close to the border with Algeria, slightly before 7.35 am local time (slightly before 6.35 am GMT) on Wednesday 30 January 2019. There are no reports of any damage or casualties associated with this event, though it may have been felt locally.

 The approximate location of the 30 January 2019 Figuig Province Earthquake. Centre Seismologique Euro-Méditeranéen.

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.

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