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M 6.3 in Morocco on 25 Jan 2016 04:22 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
  • Depth: 15 Km
  • Event Date: 25 Jan 2016 04:22 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 845457 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 25 Jan 2016 09:00 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: (emscid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 228 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Earthquake tremor measuring 4.9 off coast of Morocco
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:05:00 +0100   ansamed (en)

Tremor reported by American sismological site Usgs. 27 January, 09:27. (ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 27 - An earthquake tremor measuring 4.9 was registered off the Mediterranean coast of Morocco some 64 km from Boudinar, according to the American sismological site Usgs. (ANSAmed).

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Child Dies from Heart Attack after Earthquake in Morocco
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:24:00 +0100   laht (en)

RABAT – A child died on Monday of a heart attack in the northern Moroccan city of al-Hoceima after suffering a panic attack after a magnitude-6.3 earthquake in the Alboran Sea. Civil protection officials told EFE that a 12-year-old child had a heart attack as the quake hit, and died shortly after arriving at al-Hoceima hospital.

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Strong earthquake strikes Spain and Morocco The Week
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:06:00 +0100   msn-uk (en)

© ANGELA RIOS/AFP/Getty Images Strong earthquake strikes Spain and Morocco. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Mediterranean in the early hours of the morning, causing damage in coastal parts of Spain and Morocco. There are unconfirmed reports in the Moroccan press that a child was [[killed]] and four people injured as a result of the tremor.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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