Agadir commemorates earthquake of 1960 (video)

Agadir in 1960 commemorated Friday the earthquake in which about 15,000 people were killed.

On February 29, 1960, to 23:40 am local time found a earthquake in Agadir, Morocco city with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale. The earthquake lasted 15 seconds. In total there were about 15,000 dead, a third of the population of Agadir. In some boroughs, among other things the Kasba, Olorunju, Talbordj and Yachech even 90-95% of the population died.

Although it is not a very serious earthquake was, there were still many victims because the hypocenter was located directly below the city. The destroyed parts of the city were razed with bulldozers. Because of the health conditions of thousands of victims were not recovered but found their grave on the site of the disaster.

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