Devastating Magnitude 7 Earthquake Strikes Morocco, Leaving Thousands Dead And Injured

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According to the news reported by AA, the number of people who lost their lives in the Morocco earthquake increased to 2 thousand 681 and the number of injured increased to 2 thousand 501. A magnitude 7 earthquake occurred in Morocco on the night of September 8, with the epicenter in the El-Huz region of Marrakech. Moroccan media stated that the earthquake was felt in the capital Rabat, as well as in the cities of Casablanca, Meknes, Agadir and Fes.

7 Magnitude Earthquake In Morocco

Morocco’s National Geophysical Institute announced that there was a magnitude 7 earthquake in the country on the night of September 9. The institute stated that the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at a depth of 8 kilometers, was the El-Huz region of Marrakech in the north of the country. It was reported that Marrakech, Azilal, Agadir, Varzazat and Chichaoua were among the cities where deaths occurred.

In the statement, it was emphasized that local institutions, police forces and civil defense teams mobilized all their resources to detect the damage caused by the earthquake and deliver the necessary aid to those in need, and citizens were called to remain calm and not to panic. Rescue teams in Morocco are trying to save those left in the rubble of collapsed buildings. Meanwhile, it was learned that the teams had difficulty reaching the earthquake zones due to damage and closure of the roads after the earthquake.

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