Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 51 km northwest of Essaouira, Morocco
Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 03:2803:28 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred early morning on Friday 23 April 2021 at 1:59 am local time near Essaouira, Essaouira Province, Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
4.4 quake 23 Apr 1:59 am (GMT -1)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 80 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Essaouira (pop. 70,600) located 51 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 23 Apr 1:59 am (GMT -1) local time (23 Apr 2021 02:59 GMT)
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.74°N / 10.24°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Morocco)
Primary data source: EMSC
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