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Al Hoceima
Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima (Arabic: الحسيمة) is a Moroccan port on the Mediterranean Sea, and it is the main city in the Rif. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1939 KB)Photo of Al Hoceima, Morocco taken August 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1939 KB)Photo of Al Hoceima, Morocco taken August 2004. ... The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Satellite image The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. ... Rif mountains near Al Hoceima The Rif (Arif in Berber, er-Rif الريف in Arabic) is a mainly mountainous region of north Morocco, from Cape Spartel and Tangier in the west to Cape Tres Forcas and Melilla in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the river...


The Spanish started to develop Al Hoceima from 1925, then known as Villa Sanjurjo, named after the general that landed there during the Rif Rebellion that was led by Abd al-Karim Al-Khattabi against Spanish and French colonial rule in North Africa. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Time Magazine, August 17, 1925 Abd el-Krim (c. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent. ...


The town and surrounding villages were hit by 2 moderate sized earthquakes consequently within ten years, first Mw 6.0 on May 26, 1994 and later Mw 6.4 on February 24, 2004. More than 560 people were killed during the last one. Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998 An earthquake is a sudden and sometimes catastrophic movement of a part of the Earths crust. ... The moment magnitude scale (a successor to the Richter Scale), was introduced in 1979 by Tom Hanks and Hiroo Kanamori and is used by seismologists to compare the energy released by earthquakes. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The moment magnitude scale (a successor to the Richter Scale), was introduced in 1979 by Tom Hanks and Hiroo Kanamori and is used by seismologists to compare the energy released by earthquakes. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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