Thu, December 17, 2009
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Earthquake with magnitude 5.5 hits Morocco

2009-12-17 11:01:15 GMT2009-12-17 19:01:15 (Beijing Time)  xinhuanet

RABAT, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude 5.5 was reported early Thursday in Morocco, Media 1 satellite TV reported.

The epicenter of the quake was located in the Atlantic Ocean, 300 km off the northern city of Tangier, the report quoted the Moroccan Geophysics Institute as saying.

The tremor was particularly felt in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca, Tangier, Fez, Safi and Marrakesh, according to the institute.

There were no reports of damage or injuries until now.

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