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In February 1960 the city of Agadir, population then 35,000, was severely damaged by an earthquake. One third of the people perished, and another third were injured. The total direct loss of property has been estimated, roughly, at 60% of the value of all property (other than land) within the city at the time of the earthquake. Indirect losses are unassessed. The great damage to property, and-the high loss of life, are attributable primarily to the weakness of the particular brittle masonrydoi:10.5459/bnzsee.1.2.72-91 fatcat:5sooaegwwjh5xarohho3vzl6bi