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Morocco Quake Not In Most Active Area But Expect Aftershocks: Expert

Posted on AllSides September 9th, 2023
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The powerful earthquake that struck Morocco, killing more than a thousand people, didn't hit in the most active seismological region, said one French expert. But aftershocks can be expected, he warned. Philippe Vernant -- a specialist in active tectonics, particularly in Morocco, at the University of Montpellier -- answered AFP's question's on the devastating quake. Morocco is one of those countries where the question is not whether there will be earthquakes. The Agadir earthquake (magnitude 5.7 in 1960) destroyed the entire city and killed almost 15,000 people, and more recently...

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