Table of Contents
Earthquake Strikes Morocco
Earthquake Strikes Morocco .. According to the Ministry of Interior in Morocco, in a seismic event that lasted for more than a century, at least 1,037 people lost their lives in the country’s most powerful earthquake. American seismologists recorded that the earthquake, which struck at 11:11 PM, had a magnitude of 6.8. Locally, the tremors lasted for several seconds.
Morocco’s national seismic monitoring and warning network measured it at a Richter scale of 7. The American agency reported another quake with a magnitude of 4.9 just 19 minutes later.
The population of Marrakech is approximately one million people, and it is a popular tourist destination known for its historic palaces.Marrakech hosted the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
September 9, 12:23 PM
Following a devastating earthquake, Algeria has offered to open its airspace for Morocco.
Algeria has extended a humanitarian offer and proposed opening its airspace to facilitate the entry and exit of humanitarian aid and medical evacuation flights for neighboring Morocco, as the death toll continues to ri
The country, which shares its western border with Morocco, had closed its airspace when its government severed diplomatic relations with Morocco over several issues in 2021. These nations have had a long-standing dispute over the Western Sahara region.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s office stated on Saturday that Algeria is ready to provide humanitarian aid to the brotherly people of Morocco if Moroccan authorities express the desire for it. The statement also expressed condolences for the deceased and “deep sympathy” for the injured.
September 9, 12:24 PM
Death toll reaches 1,037, with over 1,204 others injured.
According to the Associated Press, the number of people who lost their lives in the recent earthquake in Marrakech has reached 1,037. Over 1,204 others are injured, with 721 of them in serious conditio
According to the AP, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has ordered the military to mobilize air and land assets, special search and rescue teams, and a field hospital. However, as per the AP, the Moroccan government has not formally requested assistance, which is necessary to deploy international rescue teams.
September 9, 12:27 PM
President Biden issues a written statement on the Morocco earthquake.
President Biden has issued a written statement expressing his deep sorrow over the loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake in Morocco. He stated, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this terrible traged
“My administration is in contact with Moroccan authorities to ensure the safety of American citizens in Morocco and to be prepared to provide any necessary assistance to the people of Morocco, in coordination with my friend King Mohammed VI. Difficult times.”
September 9, 12:25 PM
Number of casualties increases due to ongoing search and rescue efforts.
The number of casualties in the earthquake in Morocco has increased as search and rescue operations continued on Saturday afternoon. Morocco’s Ministry of Interior confirmed that at least 820 people have lost their lives, and 672 people are injured.
According to Morocco’s state news agency (MAP), nearly half of the deaths occurred in the Al Haouz region, which is near the epicenter of the earthquake. AP reported that officials have also recorded deaths in Taroudant, Chichaoua, Marrakech, Azilal, Ouarzazate, Agadir, Casablanca, and Youssoufia.
September 9, 1:44 AM
The United Nations offers assistance as the U.S. Embassy issues a security alert.
In a statement released by the United Nations on Saturday morning, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed being “deeply saddened” after learning about the earthquake in Morocco on Friday night. The statement reads, “The Secretary-General is deeply saddened to learn of the earthquake in Morocco today, in which many lives have been lost.”
“The Secretary-General stands in solidarity with the government and people of Morocco during this difficult time. He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. The United Nations stands ready to assist the government in its efforts to help the affected population in Morocco.”
Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy in Morocco issued a security alert to Americans, urging them to “exercise extra caution over the next 24 hours regarding additional earthquakes or aftershocks” and to “follow police instructions regarding road closures or traffic disruptions.”
September 9, 1:35 AM
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 strikes Morocco.
According to Morocco’s Ministry of Interior, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Marrakech on Friday night, resulting in at least 296 casualties. According to American seismologists, the earthquake originated approximately 46 miles southeast of Marrakech within the High Atlas mountain range in Morocco. According to the USGS, it was the most powerful earthquake to hit that region in more than a century.”