Fez - An earthquake has shaken the cities of Rabat, Fez, Sefrou, Sale, Meknes, Tangier, Sidi Kacem and Ouazzan on Friday.
Fez – An earthquake has shaken the cities of Rabat, Fez, Sefrou, Sale, Meknes, Tangier, Sidi Kacem and Ouazzan on Friday.
People in the cities shaken by the earthquake were taken aback by the tremor, which took around 12.28 am Moroccan time (GMT).
Many people told Morocco World News on its Facebbok page that they felt the earth shaking for a few seconds.
Social network giants, Twitter and Facebook, are being overwhelmingly used by Moroccans living in and outside of Morocco who, through their comments and tweets, are sharing their feelings, experiences and making sure that loved ones are safe and sound.
Many people expressed on their Facebook pages the fear that the replica might be of higher magnitude than the first tremor. Taking into account that the latter happened late at night, many Moroccans will certainly not be able to spend a restful night.
On 14 February 2011, an earthquake of similar magnitude struck the province of Azilal.
The last time an earthquake of high magnitude took place in Morocco, was on 24 February 2004 when the city of Al Houceima, in the north of the country was shaken by a tremor of magnitude 6,4 MI.
At least 628 people were killed, 926 injured, 2,539 homes destroyed and more than 15,000 people were left homeless.