Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Magnitude 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 central Morocco, slightly before 4.55 am local time (slightly before 3.55 am GMT) on Monday 12 May 2013. The quake is reported to have caused power outages and minor damage to buildings across the Tadla-Azilal Region, but there are no reports of any injuries.

The approximate location of the 12 May 2014 Isseki 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.

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