5.3 magnitude earthquake hits northern Morocco province

Epicentre of the tremor was initially determined to be in the town of Nekkour

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Published: Sat 7 Jan 2023, 8:07 PM

Last updated: Sat 7 Jan 2023, 8:09 PM

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted the province of Al Hoceima in northern Morocco at 9:12 am (0812 GMT) Saturday, the Moroccan Institute of Geophysics said in a statement.

The epicentre of the tremor was initially determined to be the town of Nekkour, a small town and rural commune in Al Hoceima Province.


The quake occurred at a depth of 21 km.


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