18 Feb 2012

Agadir, Morocco

I sent this postcard home to my parents from our cruise in November. Agadir is a major city in the south west of the country as well as a tourist place for holidays almost all year round. On February 29, 1960, at 11:45 pm a 15 seconds earthquake destroyed most of the city, killing thousands of people. Reconstruction of the city began only one year later, 2 km away from the epicenter. It was the second destruction of the city due to earthquakes, the first happened in 1731.

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