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Earthquake point of Morocco in 2023


Earthquake point of Morocco in 2023

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Date: 2023-09-16

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Information Network, the earthquake occurred at 23:11 local time on the 8th (6:11 GMT on the 9th), with a magnitude of 6.8, and its epicenter was located about 71 kilometers southwest of the southern Moroccan city of Marrakech, at a depth of 18.5 kilometers. Morocco's national geological monitoring agency announced later that the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.0 and a depth of 8 kilometers. CCTV news said the epicenter of the powerful quake was located in the Greater Atlas Mountains region. The Great Atlas Mountains is the main vein of the western section of the Atlas Mountains in North Africa, located in the center of Morocco.USGS analysis said that the earthquake epicenter was shallow, the main reason for the earthquake was "the Atlas Mountains 'oblique reverse fault'".

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Earthquake point of Morocco in 2023
Parent identifier
Remote sensing image
Topicategory
Geophysical
Language
English
Type
map
Format
shp
Time begin
2023-09-07
Time end
2023-09-14
Creator
IKCEST-DRR
Publisher
IKCEST-DRR
Contributor
USGS
Organization
IKCEST-DRR
Operateson
45176
Source
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/search/

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