|Date and time||Mag Depth||Location|
|Mon, 14 Dec 2020 (GMT)|
|14 Dec 8:12 pm (GMT +1) (14 Dec 2020 19:12:30 GMT) 4 weeks ago||2.3 3 km||Alboran Sea, 31 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Al-Hoceima, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco|
No, earthquakes of magnitude 10 or larger cannot happen . The magnitude of an earthquake is related to the length of the fault on which it occurs . No fault long enough to generate a magnitude 10 earthquake is known to exist, and if it did, it would extend around most of the planet.
A magnitude 10 quake would likely cause ground motions for up to an hour, with tsunami hitting while the shaking was still going on, according to the research. Similarly one may ask, what would happen if a 10.0 earthquake hit California? Buildings would fall and people would die. The cost would be monumental.
Morocco is in an earthquake zone. Minor earthquakes occur occasionally. A strong earthquake hit northern Morocco around the port town of Al Hoceima in 2004, killing more than 600 people.
Earthquake tremors felt in Karnataka , Jharkhand today The tremors were felt in Hampi ( Karnataka ) and Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).
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Certainly, earthquakes can cause cracks to form in the Earth , such as happened during the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. However, these cracks are generally quite small and only rarely do they exceed a meter or two in width. And certainly these cracks don’t again close up and swallow somebody whole.
The magnitude scale is open-ended, meaning that scientists have not put a limit on how large an earthquake could be, but there is a limit just from the size of the earth. A magnitude 12 earthquake would require a fault larger than the earth itself.
|Magnitude||Earthquake Effects||Estimated Number Each Year|
|6.1 to 6.9||May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.||100|
|7.0 to 7.9||Major earthquake . Serious damage.||20|
|8.0 or greater||Great earthquake . Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter.||One every 5 to 10 years|
S waves are more dangerous than P waves because they have greater amplitude and produce vertical and horizontal motion of the ground surface. The slowest waves, surface waves, arrive last. They travel only along the surface of the Earth. There are two types of surface waves: Love and Rayleigh waves.
Earthquakes are equally as likely to occur in the morning or the evening. Many studies in the past have shown no significant correlations between the rate of earthquake occurrence and the semi-diurnal tides when using large earthquake catalogs.
The magnitude, location, and depth of an earthquake , and overlying soil conditions determine how widely and strongly any particular event can be felt. Typically, people report feeling earthquakes larger than about magnitude 3.0 .
Morocco, 7th richest country in Africa Morocco holds a total wealth of $122 billion. The top three are South Africa , holding $722 billion; Egypt , holding $330 billion; and Nigeria , with a total wealth of $253 billion dollars.
The risk of tornado damage in Morocco is lower than Indiana average and is much higher than the national average.
Morocco’s key natural resources include phosphates , zinc , manganese and iron ore . The significant structural domains that make up Morocco’s geology are as follows: The Rif domain containing traces of tungsten, tin, cobalt, titanium, zinc and antimony .