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Strong 6.1 quake hits Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain

Monday, Jan 25, 2016,13:13 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Rabat | A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck early today in the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain, the US Geological Survey said.

The shallow quake hit at 4:22 am local time, 62 kilometres (39 miles) north of the Moroccan city of Al Hoceima and 164 kilometres east-southeast of Gibraltar, USGS said. It was followed by a 5.3-magnitude tremor.