Magnitude:
Time: 1660 A.D.
Country: MOROCCO

MOROCCO:MELILLA

This earthquake was recorded in Morocco on 1660 A.D., where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of on the richter scale. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Western Peri-Mediterranean Region - porphyry copper
Fragments of Neogene postcollisional volcanic belts related to the Alpine orogeny in the western peri-Mediterranen area.



Latest Earthquake Events

Recent Earthquake activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
6.8
mag
MOROCCO
02-29-1960 T23:40:12
8.5
mag
SWPORTUGAL
03-31-1761 T12:01:00
7.7
mag
AZORESGIBRALTARFRACTUREZONE
05-26-1975 T09:11:51.5
6.7
mag
CABOSANVICENTE
00-00--060 T00:00:00
7.8
mag
PORTUGAL
02-28-1969 T02:40:32.5
7.7
mag
ELASNAM
10-10-1980 T12:25:23.5
6.7
mag
SEAOFALBORAN
09-09-1954 T01:04:37
4.4
mag
CADIZ
08-14-1978 T14:17:50.4
5.9
mag
ALGIERS,CHERCHELL,TIPAZA
10-29-1989 T19:09:12.9
5.7
mag
ALGIERS
05-27-2003 T17:11:28.8




Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 15
year 1660
id 1013
location_name MOROCCO:MELILLA
damage_description 2
time 1660 A.D.
latitude 35.300
longitude -2.970
country MOROCCO

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6.8
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ALGERIA:ALGIERS,BOUMERDES,REGHIA,THENIA
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8.5
mag
PORTUGAL:LISBON
11-01-1755
5.7
mag
ALGERIA:ALGIERS,CHERCHELL,TIPAZA
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5.5
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