Top1: Rare, Powerful Earthquake Strikes Morocco

On September 8, 2023, Morocco was hit by a rare and powerful earthquake that left devastation in its wake.

Top2: Over 600 Lives Lost

The earthquake claimed the lives of more than 600 people, primarily in  the historic city of Marrakech and five provinces near the epicenter.

Top3: Extensive Damage

The earthquake wreaked havoc from Atlas Mountain villages to Marrakech,  affecting landmarks like Koutoubia Mosque and the city's historic red  walls.

Top4: Rescue and Recovery Efforts

Amid blocked mountain roads, emergency teams work relentlessly to find survivors in the rubble, facing challenging conditions.

Top5: International Support

Countries like Germany and India promise aid, while the European Union and the United Nations stand prepared to assist Morocco.

Top6: Magnitude and Epicenter

A shallow 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Ighil in Al Haouz Province,  70 km south of Marrakech, intensifying its destructive impact.

Top7: Historical Context

North Africa rarely sees earthquakes, and this one is the region's most  powerful. The last major quake in Morocco, near Al Hoceima in 2004, led  to significant loss of life.

Top8: Impact Beyond Morocco

The tremors were felt as far away as Portugal and Algeria, emphasizing the scale and intensity of this natural disaste

Top9: Safety Concerns

Despite regulatory improvements, many structures in Morocco,  particularly rural homes, still lack resilience to seismic activity.

Top10: Ongoing Assessment

Morocco and the international community are actively evaluating the  damage and delivering assistance to those impacted by this tragic.