The latest earthquake comes less than a week after two more quakes of a magnitude of 5.3 and 4.3 on the Richter scale hit the province of Midelt.
Rabat – A new earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter scale hit the province of Midelt, central Morocco on Thursday, November 21.
A statement from the National Institute of Geophysics said that the quake, whose epicenter is located in the municipality of En-Nazla, occurred at 2:16 p.m.
The quake depth reached 4 kilometers, 32.581 degrees north and 4.244 west, the statement added.
At the time of writing, no major damages or casualties have been reported.
The quake is the third of its kind in the province in less than a week after two earthquakes of a magnitude of 5.3 degrees and 4.3 degrees on the Richter scale sent shockwaves through the region on Sunday, November 17.
The first earthquake took place on November 17 at 9:39 and reportedly hit several other regions, including Fez, Azrou, a town 89 kilometers south of Fez, and Errachidia.
The second quake took place at 3:39 p.m. on November 17, ranking 4.3 in magnitude on the Richter scale.
A video from a Moroccan television channel documented the second earthquake, showing dozens of people running away from a school building as the earthquake hit.