Morocco Earthquake: People had not yet forgotten the earthquake in Turkey that now earthquake tremors have been felt in Morocco too. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 11:11 pm at a depth of 18.5 kilometers, 71 kilometers southwest of Marrakesh. According to media reports, at least 296 people have died in this earthquake. Additionally, 153 people have been injured. All of them have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. The tremors of the earthquake were so strong that it caused huge damage to many buildings and towns.
massive earthquake damage
The quake damaged buildings in major cities and terrified people gathered in streets and alleys from the capital Rabat to the county’s most visited tourist destination, Marrakesh. Morocco’s National Seismic Monitoring and Warning Network measured the earthquake at 6.8 on the Richter scale. The tremors of this earthquake continued to be felt for a long time. However, officials are still busy gathering information about the extent of the loss.
PM Modi assured help
Expressing condolences, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is deeply saddened by the loss of life and property due to the earthquake in Morocco. He tweeted on Twitter that in this sad moment, my thoughts are with the people of Morocco. Condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. May the injured get well as soon as possible. Also, PM Modi wrote that India is ready to provide all possible help to Morocco in this difficult time.
According to media reports, this earthquake was the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Morocco. Earlier in 2004, an earthquake struck Al Hoceima in northeastern Morocco, killing at least 628 people and injuring 926.