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6.30 magnitude earthquake has occurred off Morocco

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — 6.30 magnitude earthquake has occurred off Morocco.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred off the coast of the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, according to the European Seismological Center (ESMC).

The earthquake was recorded at 20.58 UTC. The epicenter was located 55 kilometers south of the city of Funchal. The hearth lay at a depth of two kilometers.

Information about possible victims and destruction was not received, the threat of a tsunami was not announced.

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