Morocco Earthquake

Strait of Gibraltar


A strong earthquake of magnitude Mw=6.4 occurred northern of Morocco at 2:27:48 GMT on Tuesday, February 24, 2004. The epicenter was 160 km NE of Fes, Morocco and 170 SSE of Malaga, Spain. At list 571 people killed and 405 injured in the Al Hoceima region.

DateTimeLatitude Longitude DepthMsMwSource
24-02-200402:27:4835.178 N03.903 W136.46.4USGS


Source Parameters

Seismic MomentPhi_1Dip_1Slip_1Phi_2Dip_2Slip_2Source
4.8 x 102511189-1762186-1USGS


More Information


ATHU = Athens University
NOA  = National Observatory of Athens
USGS = United States Geological Survey
NEIC = National Earthquake Information Center
HRV  = Harvard University

Ml= Local Magnitude
Mw= Moment Magnitude
Mo= Seismic Moment (dyncm)