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Mag. 2.0 earthquake 14 km southwest of Ronda, Andalusia, Spain -
Strongest past 7 daysMag. 3.4 Alboran Sea, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco -
Updated: Mar 3, 2024 14:25 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Morocco in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Morocco, find out which quakes are happening right now!
There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Morocco in the past 24 hours.
In the past 7 days, Morocco has had 6 quakes of magnitudes up to 3.4:
  • 1 quake above magnitude 3
  • 4 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Latest today: Mag. 2.0 Earthquake 14 km SW of Ronda, Malaga, Andalusia, Spain -
Strongest: Mag. 3.4 Earthquake Alboran Sea, 40 km E of Al Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco -

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Showing all recent or significant quakes in the past 7 days, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (44 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
Nearest VolcanoLocationDetailsMap
Mar 3, 04:45 am (universal)
Mar 3, 04:45 GMT
2.0

28 km
81 km (50 mi) to the N 14 km southwest of Ronda, Malaga, Andalusia, Spain Info
Mar 3, 03:19 am (universal)
Mar 3, 03:19 GMT
2.1

29 km
90 km (56 mi) to the N 6.7 km southwest of Ronda, Malaga, Andalusia, Spain Info
Saturday, March 2, 2024 GMT (9 quakes)
Mar 2, 09:06 pm (universal)
Mar 2, 21:06 GMT
1.7

7.1 km
198 km (123 mi) to the N 7.7 km south of Granada, Granada, Andalusia, Spain Info
Mar 2, 09:47 pm (GMT +1)
Mar 2, 20:47 GMT
2.1

1 km
199 km (124 mi) to the N 13 km southwest of Granada, Granada, Andalusia, Spain 1 reportInfo
Mar 2, 04:32 pm (Madrid)
Mar 2, 15:32 GMT
1.2

26 km
234 km (145 mi) to the NE 9.2 km west of Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain Info
Mar 2, 02:25 pm (GMT -1)
Mar 2, 15:25 GMT
1.2

32 km
175 km (109 mi) to the N North Atlantic Ocean, 58 km southeast of Faro, Faro, Portugal Info
Mar 2, 02:57 pm (Casablanca)
Mar 2, 13:57 GMT
2.3

45 km
10.9 km southwest of Oulmes, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco Info
Mar 2, 12:48 pm (universal)
Mar 2, 12:48 GMT
1.9

7.4 km
242 km (150 mi) to the NE 18 km northwest of Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain Info
Mar 2, 11:15 am (universal)
Mar 2, 11:15 GMT
1.9

9.3 km
241 km (150 mi) to the NE Andalusia, 137 km southwest of Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia, Spain 1 reportInfo
Mar 2, 09:15 am (GMT +1)
Mar 2, 08:15 GMT
1.3

34 km
135 km (84 mi) to the N North Atlantic Ocean, 74 km west of Cadiz, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain Info
Mar 2, 02:14 am (Lisbon)
Mar 2, 01:14 GMT
0.4

0 km
233 km (145 mi) to the N 32 km northeast of Faro, Faro, Portugal Info
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.4 x 1010 joules (3.91 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.36 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Vaqueiros, Portugal (PVAQ/PM network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Vaqueiros, Portugal: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 14,000 quakes on average per year in Morocco:
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.09 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 11.1 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.87 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 14.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 117 quakes per year (or 9.7 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 1,000 quakes per year (or 2.8 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 1,400 quakes per year (or 3.7 quakes per day)
Morocco has relatively few earthquakes. However, Morocco has had at least 5 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 10 to 15 years.

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Morocco Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in Morocco?

Morocco has relatively few earthquakes. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 14,000 quakes on average per year in Morocco. However, Morocco has had at least 5 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 10 to 15 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Morocco?

The last earthquake in Morocco occurred 10 hours ago and had a magnitude of 2.0:

A light magnitude 2.0 earthquake hit 13.9 km (9 mi) away from Ronda, Andalusia,  Spain, in the early morning of Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 at 5.45 am local time (Europe/Madrid GMT +1). The quake had a very shallow depth of 28 km (17 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Morocco in the past 7 days?

In the past 7 days, Morocco has had 1 quake of magnitude 3.4 and 4 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Morocco in the past 7 days?

The strongest earthquake in Morocco in the past 7 days had a magnitude of 3.4 and occurred 4 days ago:

A light magnitude 3.4 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Morocco in the early afternoon of Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 at 3.59 pm local time (Africa/Casablanca GMT +1). The quake had a very shallow depth of 20 km (12 mi) and was reported felt by some people near the epicenter.

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Largest Quakes in or near Morocco

Strongest in over 100 years

The largest quake that occurred in or near Morocco during the past 100 years was a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that hit Marrakesh-Safi,  Morocco, 25 weeks ago on Friday, Sep 8, 2023, at 11:11 pm local time (Africa/Casablanca GMT +1).

This was the largest earthquake to have occurred in or near Morocco in more than 100 years (since 1900).
Below is a list and map of the largest quakes in or near Morocco in recent years and since 1900.
Date and TimeMag
Depth
###DIST_LABEL###LocationDetailsMap
Sep 8, 2023 22:30 GMT
Sep 8, 2023 11:30 pm (Casablanca)
5.1

13 km
93 km southwest of Marrakech, Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco 767 reportsInfo
Sep 8, 2023 22:11 GMT
Sep 8, 2023 11:11 pm (Casablanca)
6.8

18 km
73 km southwest of Marrakech, Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco 5836 reportsInfo
Jan 7, 2023 08:12 GMT
Jan 7, 2023 09:12 am (Casablanca)
5.2

10 km
28 km south of Al Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco 79 reportsInfo
May 20, 2022 12:35 GMT
May 20, 2022 01:35 pm (GMT +1)
5.5

10 km
29 km (18 mi) to the NE Alboran Sea, 49 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco 348 reportsInfo
Aug 28, 2021 11:20 GMT
Aug 28, 2021 12:20 pm (Casablanca)
5.1

10 km
21 km (13 mi) to the NE Alboran Sea, 36 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco 166 reportsInfo
Nov 17, 2019 08:39 GMT
Nov 17, 2019 09:39 am (Casablanca)
5.2

20 km
Drâa-Tafilalet, 29 km east of Midelt, Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Morocco 78 reportsInfo
Nov 4, 2017 06:50 GMT
Nov 4, 2017 06:50 am (GMT +0)
5.2

10 km
305 km (190 mi) to the W North Atlantic Ocean, 397 km northwest of Santa Cruz, Souss-Massa, Morocco Info
Mar 15, 2016 04:40 GMT
Mar 15, 2016 05:40 am (GMT +1)
5.2

10 km
40 km (25 mi) to the NE Alboran Sea, 48 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco 281 reportsInfo
Jan 25, 2016 04:22 GMT
Jan 25, 2016 05:22 am (GMT +1)
6.3

10 km
39 km (24 mi) to the NE Alboran Sea, 45 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco 599 reportsInfo
Jan 25, 2016 04:22 GMT
Jan 25, 2016 04:22 am (Casablanca)
6.3

33 km
5 km (3.1 mi) to the NE Alboran Sea, 6.4 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco 1 reportInfo
Feb 24, 2004 02:27 GMT
Feb 24, 2004 03:27 am (Casablanca)
6.4

0 km
13 km southwest of Al Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco Info
May 26, 1994 08:26 GMT
May 26, 1994 09:26 am (Casablanca)
6.0

9.7 km
9 km (5.6 mi) to the NE 16 km west of Al Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco Info

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