UPDATE 08:21 UTC -
The quake of magnitude 4.4 Ml, occurred Monday morning in the province of Azilal, said the National Institute of Geophysics (ING) of the National Centre for Scientific Research and Technology (CNRST).
The epicenter of the quake is located in the town Zaouiat Ahansal in the province of Azilal, said a statement from ING.
An earthquake has struck in Morocco, with a shallow depth and M4.5. Historical earthquakes have caused much damage around this magnitude due to the vulnerable nature of Moroccan building styles.
More news to follow. It was felt in Rabat. The earthquake originated in the mountain range near Beni Mallal.
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 4.5
UTC Time : Monday, February 14, 2011 at 06:02:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter : Monday, February 14, 2011 at 06:02:55 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 9.9 km (31.976Â°N, 6.070Â°W).
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