5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Central Morocco
London, Nov. 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 degrees on the Richter scale hit the province of Midlet, Central Morocco on Sunday, November 17.
According to the National Institute of Geophysics, the quake occurred at 9:39 a.m.
Its depth reached 4 kilometers, and 32.570 degrees north and 4.167 west, the statement added.
While no damages have been reported, the earthquake reportedly hit several other regions, including Fez, Azrou, and Errachidia.
A number of social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, were this morning inundated with posts and stories from residents from these cities claiming they felt the tremors.
At the moment of writing, however, there have been no mentions of serious damages or human losses.
Midelt experienced an earthquake reaching magnitude of 4.8 degrees on the Richter scale in June 2018.
It followed similar experiences in Southern Morocco.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 degrees on the Richter scale hit the southern province of Ouarzazate in April of last year. Months earlier, in February, Taroudant, another Southern province, was hit by a quake with a 3.5 magnitude.