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3rd Earthquake Hits Central Morocco in a Week

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.

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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.

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