Important historic earthquakes in Morocco

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Morocco Apr 28 14:02 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Morocco Feb 27 04:48 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Morocco Feb 20 07:44 4.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Agadir - Shaking
  • Agadir - Was asleep in hotel , shake woke me up
  • Agadir - Sideways shaking for maybe 15 seconds. No damage that I can see.
  • Agadir - In hotel Agadir
  • Agadir - Was drunkning coffee. Lasten maybe 15 second, we stay on 2nd florr and felt like waves and rattle.
  • Agadir - Strong quick shaking. Was sleeping so didnt quite understand what was going on. No damage. Worried since Agadir was destroyed in 1960.
  • Agadir - Just dressing when whole room and building shook some staff were very alarmed and went outside. Lasted about 6/7 seconds and as far as I could see there was no visible structural damage.
  • taghazoute - just woke up and felt quite strong shaking of building in beach front apartment lasted for several seconds to a minute. no damage to building. thought was earthquake but wasn't sure until heard later that it was.
  • Taghazout - I was reading and felt wall behind me shudder violently as if it had been hit by a truck. It was a supporting wall. It was around 07.55 am 20th feb. 2017 We were staying in an apartment 1km from Taghazout overlooking the sea.Nothing was disturbed in the room. That was the only impact.
  • agadir - stood on balcony felt moderate vibration under my feet
  • EMSC Morocco Mar 31 18:01 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Mar 15 04:40 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Mar 12 15:17 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boudinar, Morocco Mar 12 15:04 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Mar 11 04:16 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boudinar, Morocco Mar 09 23:46 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boudinar, Morocco Mar 03 11:36 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Feb 23 10:12 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Feb 23 08:46 4.8 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boudinar, Morocco Feb 22 04:14 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Feb 22 03:46 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 28 19:48 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boudinar, Morocco Jan 27 06:32 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 18:17 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 16:02 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 14:52 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 08:25 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 06:10 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 05:54 5.1 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 05:03 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 04:34 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 04:30 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 25 04:22 6.1 10 MAP I Felt It
  • puerto banus - fél percenbelül kétszer rázkódott több ideig a ház, az ágyon fekve érzékeltem
  • Málaga - I was sleeping when I started hear the doors banging And my bwd making some strange noises And then I felt the shaking like a pendulum
  • Nerja - Bed was shaking and I woke up
  • Fuengirola - Woke up, whole house shaking. Car alarms set off. My dog went crazy. Pictures were slamming walls.
  • MIJAS COSTA - Doors shaking quite loudly and the bed was moving enough to wake us up at 5:23am.
  • Almunecar - 05:25. Voldsom rystelse. Huset rystede, alt slog mod hinanden og nu 05:35 er der en mindre efterdønning. Har aldrig oplevet det så voldsomt før.
  • Fuengirola - I wake op and my bed was shaiking
  • taza - felt anyway
  • La linea - The bed shook and my drink fell of m yh bedside table and the cabinet shook
  • Tetouan - J'ai été réveillé par le bruit des portes de mon placard, je me suis senti secoué pendant une moitié de minute.
  • Mijas - Wach geschüttelt. 20 Sekunden
  • Malaga - Wow! Felt it! Strong shaking of my bed and sound of swinging of overhead lamp
  • Fes - Mouvement du building maus surtout vibrations des fenetres
  • Fuengirola - No damage. Slight tremor of walls and bed - felt, but not seen. Lasted for a few seconds only.
  • La Linea de la Concepcion - Woken up by bed shaking and rattling.
  • Malaga city - Girlfreind woke me up. Would have probably slept through it otherwise. Now I cant he back to sleep. Great!
  • Gibraltar - 5:23 was up dealing with the baby and was in bed. Felt the bed shake for around 15 seconds
  • Taza - Tremblement a taza maroc a 4 heure et 25 minutes aucun dégats , mais inquiétante on dirai de 3,..
  • Meknes - J'ete dans mon lis quand j'ai senti le tremblement de terre
  • Estepona - Rond 05.30 werden wij wakker. We lagen te schudden in ons bed. Best heel angstig.
  • Marbella - Rattling noise and shaking bed!! Even the trees were shaking too.
  • Málaga, Málaga, Spain - Das bett hat vibriert und der schrank laut gewackelt
  • Beni boufrah - 3 secousses successives.
  • Fuengirola - Woning schudde geen beschadiging tijdstip ca 05.26
  • Sotogrande - Grandfather clock that was not wound , chimes knocking each other , pendulum rocking and hiting chimes making noise
  • Torrox Costa - Bien secoué pendant 10 secondes environ au 10eme étage à Torrox Costa en Andalousie a 5h20 ce matin du 25/01/2016
  • Imzouren - Huis schudde werd wakker alles lampen bewogen
  • Casablanca - I was half asleep and thought I was dreaming, the first time I felt the bed shake slightly, then it happened immediately a 2nd time. All the dogs in the street were going crazy barking. It was so slight I still thought i had imagined it, but then found the info on your site.
  • Gibraltar - Woke me up, my bed was shaking , and my bed side lamp was shaking also
  • Kénitra - Je l'ai senti
  • casablanca - J'ai senti mon lit qui a bouger pendant une ou deux secondes
  • Oujda - I felt a lil Earthquake! Here in Oujda
  • Kénitra - J'ai senti quelque vibration de la terre mais rien endommagé
  • fes - Je me suis réveillé dans mon lit .... 04:25
  • Fès - Mon lit a bien bougé, j'ai entendu une sorte de fortement de pierres, et des cailloux tomber entre les murs. Je n'ai pas constaté de dégâts.
  • Al hoceima - Tables shaking, beds mouvements !! it was hard.. no dammages Al Hamdoulilah! Thanks Allah!
  • Oujda - i felt like a lil Eartquake, here in Oujda (eastern morocco)
  • Estepona - Mon lit s'est mis à trembler vers 5h23 pendant environ 5 secondes à l'extérieur pas de personnes inquietent
  • nador - Une secousse très forte. Les enfants sont tous réveillés. Grande stupeur, tout le monde est dehors. À 4h22
  • Malaga - Property shook for 20 or more seconds as in high wind.
  • Gibraltar - I was sitting on my sofa watching BBC News, whenI felt what I'd best describe as an unusual mild vibration lasting a few seconds. Presently the BBC announced an earthquake had occurred in the vivinity of Al Hoceima, Morocco.
  • Fes - Presque tout le maroc l'a senti
  • Tétouan - Mouvements lègers en continue pour environ d'une minute entière, secousses notables des cadres et miroir de ma chambre. On aurait aussi entendu des chuttes de petits cailloux dans le patio depuis haut l'immeuble.
  • Tétouan - Mouvements lègers en continue pour environ une minute entière, secousses notables des cadres et miroir de ma chambre. On aurait aussi entendu des chuttes de petits cailloux dans le patio depuis haut l'immeuble.
  • zegangane - Wauw,na alle reacties te hebben gelezen geloof ik pas echt dat ik niet droomde . Geschud van het huis gevoeld,schijnt een paar minuten te hebben geduurd.
  • Tlemcen - Troppp peuuur :
  • Torrox Costa - (The earthquake woke both myself and my daughter at 5.20am with the shaking a picture came off the wall. Then another. Quack. Happened at 5.40 which was lighter. The pool just outside was swaying badly. Almost like some one had jumped into it. I. M alone with my daughter and we were both frightened.
  • Torre del Mar - Rond 5.15 uur schudde onze camper behoorlijk voor de duur van ca. 4 a 5 seconden
  • Niguelas, Granada - 05.22 Spanish time. No damage. Light shaking. Damage reported in Melilla.
  • Torremolinos - Even tho a few minutes ago , i'm still scared and shaking , i woke up at 5am through a strong earthquake ma bed was shaking the lamp basically everything I remember calling my parents hysterically, that was the most incredible thing happened to me
  • Rincón de la Victoria - No visible damage but both my husband and I were immediately awakened by the bed shaking and the house rattling for about 15-20 seconds.
  • Gibraltar town - Could feel a vibration in the floor, and water in the kettle was moving.
  • Torrox Costa - Starkes schütteln um 5:20 wiederholte leichte stöße
  • Fuengirola - Ce matin vers 5h30 nous avons ressenti des vibrations très légères sous notre lit durant environ 1 mn. Nos chats ont miaulés beaucoup puis ensuite plus rien. Un peu surprenant lorsque vous vous réveillez avec ces vibrations au sol.
  • Marbella center - At 5:20 bed shaking felt like on the boat , Windows shaking , dogs where very nervous ,I can see the sea went a bit back and hoping that will be no zunami
  • Malaga - Ce matin vers 5h30 nous avons ressentis des vibrations très légères et inhabituelles durant environ 1 mn sous notre lit. Nos 2 chats étaient apeurés et miaulaient beaucoup.
  • gibraltar - Woke up to building shaking and doors and windows rattling. Felt like being on the deck of a ship
  • Marbella - Felt my bed shake and cupboard doors rattling at around 05:30
  • Mijas Costa - Woke to hear the pictures on the walls shaking the items in the bathroom rattling. Guessed it was an earthquake and listened to the news where it was confirmed. Little news just the fact that there was a quake.
  • Marbella - We woke up in the shaking bed, like in the boat around 05.20. It was only few min. The second wave was 05.30 but few seconds only. NO damage.
  • estepona - felt llike my home was swaying and i felt the vibrations under the ground felt like a stampede of Elephants very scary
  • Mijas Costa - Woke us up. Wardrobe doors and headboard shook. No damage.
  • Benalmadena - No damage. we woke up in our hotel 04.00 hrs . Room was shaking for 15 sseconds. Asked reception, but almost nobody felt it.
  • Roquetas de Mar - Beds shaking and cupboard doors shaking noisily at about 05:30hrs Spanish time
  • Elviria - Was woken at 05.22 but bed shaking - lasted more than 20 seconds - again at 05.24 Was a n my own so quite scary - got up but no damage and no more vibrations !!
  • Nerja - I was asleep time little after 5.00 and felt my bed shake, and windows clapping Very scary , but nothing damages
  • La Linea - I woke due to the noise created by items in my house
  • Marbella - Bed shook for around10 15 seconds and mirror on the wall rattled. Scary
  • Malaga - it wakes me up at 5:20, 5:25 am .. felt it last for like for 20sec. My bed was shaking and i could hear a dull noise. I felt another tiny earthquake about 5 or 10 minutes after..
  • Mijas Costa - 5.23am - windows rattling, bed shaking. Lasted several seconds.
  • Marbella - Felt bed shaking, wardrobe doors rattling and lamp post outside squaking at 5.25 this morning. Woke me up. Lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Monda - The bed definitely shook for at least 10 seconds. Enough so to wake me up and think there was actually the possibility of an earthquake occurring.
  • Istan - Woke me up. n damage
  • gibraltar - woke up from windows shaking and bed rocking it lasted about 40 seconds. Never happened before so was scary.
  • La Herradura - No damage. We were woken by the window blinds rattling and it sounded like a strong gust of wind.
  • Marbella - Very scary awoke to the apartment shaking neighbours evacuated the building lots of tremors
  • Estepona - Awoken to the bed shaking for several seconds
  • nador - 6.2 R 25/01/16 4.23MIN TRES EFFICAS ET LE PREMIER FOIS A NADOR
  • Nerja - I felt it.
  • tetouan - I woke up, feeling the bed shaking a bit, but wasn't sure if this was a dream, as nothing seemed to be moving. Nothing was altered in my flat (3rd floor) the next moring. A student reports heavier shaking, and the chandelier was swaying (just a few seconds in both cases).
  • Tlemcen - By 4h 20 felt my bed was shaking then Dizziness, nausea. Then didn't recognize it was really the effect of the earthquake because I was sleeping.. it was a strong seism even if it didn't bring any damage
  • Benalmadena/Malaga - Hevig schudden om 5:22, voor zeker 20 seconden, ook raar geluid, mijn ouders werden wakker, mijn vrouw en ik hebben niets gemerkt vreemd genoeg. Verder geen schade of dingen zichtbaar, vreemde gewaarwording.
  • Gibraltar - Was asleep and my wardrobe doors started making a banging noise repeatedly. At first I thought it was the dog but then I saw him on my bed.
  • Gibraltar - Was asleep and my wardrobe doors started making a banging noise repeatedly. At first I thought it was the dog but then I saw him on my bed.
  • Torre del mar - De eerste keer dat ik dit meemaakte was zeer angstig
  • Nerja - Vannacht van 24 op 25 januari, half 5 wakker van aardschok, lang, alles schudde en ik hoorde buiten stenen vallen.Duurde langer dan prettig was, best angstig. 3 keer naschok gevoeld.
  • Benajarafe - Ik lag op bed en werd wakker van de trillingen in de camper, om ca. 5.30 uur.
  • Gibraltar - Woke up to light shaking, my bed was moving
  • Málaga - Woken up by flat shaking, items rattling in the kitchen.
  • Beni-Chiker, Nador - There was an odd, total silence in the surroundings prior to the shakings, even 1 hour or so. Not even a crick...
  • Gibraltar - Barely felt on a 7th floor block of flats over a land reclaimed area. Lamps did not even move, but as I lay in bed, the matress felt like it was floating on water for about 10 seconds at around 4:30am (Paris/Madrid time)
  • Casablanca - Lundi, un peu avant 4h30 du matin, heure à laquelle je m'apprêtais à me coucher, j'ai ressenti une vibration qui à duré à peu près 3 secondes. Le temps que je réalise que c'était un tremblement de terre, j'ai bondi de mon lit et suis sorti sur mon balcon, et j'ai remarqué que les lumières de certains appartement des immeubles du voisinage s'allumaient et particulièrement ceux des étages supérieurs qui ont ressentit le tremblement même en plein sommeil.
  • ouezzane - لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
  • Almeria - Bed was shaking and the closet doors were banging
  • Nador - It was very heavy and we were scared. I saw how the house behind us felt down to the ground
  • Alhoceima - Ma famille a vécue ça
  • Nerja - Noticed the bed unaccountably shaking for about ten seconds at 5.25 am. V scary!
  • Fès - Swinging of high objects
  • USGS Al Hoceima, Morocco Jan 21 13:47 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Morocco Aug 15 10:48 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Morocco Jun 03 22:19 3.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Morocco May 14 18:16 2.5 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Morocco Apr 27 18:52 3.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Morocco Apr 27 16:48 3.1 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Morocco Mar 25 07:42 3.6 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Morocco Mar 11 07:42 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Morocco Mar 06 04:01 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • zaio - Strong shake and loud sound.woke up and went out
  • EMSC Morocco Mar 06 04:01 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Zaio, Morocco Mar 06 04:01 4.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Morocco Mar 05 10:16 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Inezgane, Morocco Jan 29 04:29 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Agadir (Quartier Dakhla) - it was 4.30 AM and I was sitting on the couch. first I heard a noise. this noise 'bring' the earthquake with it. it took only 3-5 seconds and it shaked well. but nothing felt down. Our cat left the house 30 min. before...
  • Agadir - I woke up to feel my bed shaking on the 7th floor of my apartment building. I also sensed the entire wall of the apartment shaking slightly. It lasted for less than a minute.
  • Agadir - On holiday, sat watching tv, felt the tremour, new straight away what is was, spoke to other holiday makers, one who was awoken by the shakes,thought she had an intruder trying to gain access to her apartment.
  • EMSC Morocco Dec 06 15:31 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Morocco Oct 23 05:32 3.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Morocco Oct 11 09:27 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Morocco Oct 10 05:53 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Morocco Oct 09 16:56 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • targuist - Geen schade
  • EMSC Morocco Aug 31 20:14 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Marrakech - Started really strong but got less so it lasted for about 1minute (via emsc)
  • Safi - VERY WEAK
  • Marrakech - I was sitting and I felt it. But the children around me didń´t feel it
  • Marrakech - I feel it but people Arouna me doesn't or dont understand What it is... Just a modérateur sharing around 10 or 15 sec. And a very low frequency sound
  • Marrakech - slight shaking of apartment on 3rd floor. chandelier moved
  • MARRAKECH - Tremblements sans dégats
  • essaouira - on était assis chez nous au 3eme étage toute la famille l a ressenti .
  • Marrakesh - Sitting and initially thought my washing machine was jumping during spin cycle, but other people in my building also felt it. It seemed also to depend on whether someone was street side or not, as 2 people in back of building did not feel it!
  • Marrakech - Généralement remarqué à l'intérieur mais pas à l'extérieur. Les vibrations peuvent être assimilée à la secousse d'un objet lourd tomber ou frapper le bâtiment.
  • Marrakech - Généralement remarqué à l'intérieur. Les vibrations peuvent être assimilée à la secousse comme si un objet lourd tomber ou frapper le bâtiment.
  • Marrakech - un petit secousse
  • Essaouira - a durée quelques secondes , j’étais assis et j'ai senti ma chaise bouger, pas de dégâts , mais impressionnant
  • Essaouira - It lasted what felt like around 5 seconds. I felt it very clearly in my third floor apartment. No ornaments or anything moved or made any noise.
  • Essaouira - At the 4th floor of a riad in the bed we clearly felt a weak shaking during few seconds. Next the intensity decreased progressivly during again few seconds until to stop
  • Lalla Takerkouste - Nous avons ressenti une légère secousse, le sol et les murs ont vibrés comme au passage d'un train.. aucun dommage à signaler.
  • Mzouda - Ait H'ssain - Deur van de kamer begon te klapperen alsof een harde windvlaag hem raakte en gelijktijdig begon mijn bed (lag in bed) heftig te schudden, duurde maar enkele seconden.
  • GEOFON Morocco Aug 31 20:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ifrane, Morocco May 14 13:51 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Morocco May 14 13:51 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Morocco May 14 13:51 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Morocco May 12 03:53 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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