MOROCCO EARTHQUAKE: Over 2500 Lost, More Feared. Please Donate

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MOROCCO EARTHQUAKE

Powerful Earthquake Kills
Hundreds In Morocco

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Over 2000 Lost To Catastrophic Earthquake – A Grim Death Toll That Is Likely To Rise In The Days Ahead.

The powerful earthquake with magnitude of 6.8 struck the High Atlas region in Morocco at 11.11pm on the 8th September 2023.

Many of the dead are thought to be in remote villages in the High Atlas mountains, the epicentre of the earthquake. Residents are using whatever equipment they can find as they struggle to reach their neighbours under the rubble.

Blocked roads are preventing ambulances from reaching the wounded, and while officials are scrambling to clear debris, rescue and relief efforts are difficult amid the mountainous terrain, risk of landslides, and large distances.

Historic Marrakech Badly Damaged

The earthquake, which was felt as far away as Algeria and Portugal, also shook historic Marrakech, the nearest major city to the epicentre. Homes and other buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage Site have collapsed.

Aftershocks have left families too frightened to seek shelter, with exhausted survivors forced to sleep in the streets.

Occurring just 11 miles beneath the surface, the shallow earthquake was magnitude 6.8, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).