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Duration2004/02/24 A strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scale shook northern Morocco early on Tuesday, February 24, killing at least 300 people around the Mediterranean port city of Al Hoceima.
Country or DistrictMorocco

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 6 2004/03/05
Dead: 628 people
Injured: 926 people

2,539 homes reduced to rubble.

BBC news 2004/02/26
Dead: 571 people
Injured: more than 400 people

OCHA Situation Report No.2 2004/02/25
Dead: 564 people
Injured: 300 people
(80 of them seriously)
Estimates indicate that there could be 1000 injured.

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  • OCHA Situation Report No. 6
    According to the Al-Hoceima Regional Support Committee latest report, the earthquake claimed 628 lives and injured 926 people.
  • BBC news 2004/02/26
    International rescue workers have called off their search for survivors from Morocco's earthquake, saying that there is no-one still missing.
  • OCHA Situation Report No.2 2004/02/25
    The death toll has risen sharply to nearly 564 people dead. Another 300 people were reported injured, 80 of them seriously.
  • Reuters Alertnet 2004/02/25
    Survivors struggle after Morocco quake kills 564
  • OCHA Relief Web 2004/02/24
    Six villages are severely affected, including Ait Kamara, which was completely destroyed (most houses in this area are built with mud bricks). · more h t an 300 persons are feared dead, and over 200 injured.
  • CNN News 2004/02/24
    The 6.5-magnitude quake, which struck at about 2:28 a.m. (0628 GMT) Tuesday, February 24 was centered in an area 185 miles (295 km) east-northeast of Rabat shook the Strait of Gibraltar and was felt across northern Morocco.
  • BBC News 2004/02/24
    A powerful earthquake centred in the western Mediterranean Sea has killed at least 20 people in Morocco.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2004/02/24
    Strong Morocco earthquake kills at least 40
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