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Magnitude 6.4 - NEAR NORTH COAST OF MOROCCO

2004 February 24 02:27:46 UTC

A strong earthquake occurred at 02:27:46 (UTC) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004. The magnitude 6.4 event has been located in NEAR NORTH COAST OF MOROCCO. The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 0 km (0 miles). (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 02:27:46 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 2:27:46 PM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 35.142°N, 3.997°W
Depth 69.2 km (43.0 miles)
Region NEAR NORTH COAST OF MOROCCO
Distances 160 km (100 miles) NE of Fes, Morocco
175 km (110 miles) SSE of Malaga, Spain
190 km (115 miles) ESE of Tanger, Morocco
300 km (185 miles) ENE of RABAT, Morocco
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.4 km; depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst= 354, Nph= 354, Dmin=252.2 km, Rmss=0.92 sec, Gp= 39.8°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw)
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usfgag

Additional Info, News Reports


  • Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
    World Data Center for Seismology, Denver