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Morocco: Earthquake: 2023/09/08 Country Information on DRR

Period 2023/09/08
Country or District Morocco
Event Type Earthquake
Outline A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 6.8 struck High Atlas mountain of Morocco at 23:11 local time on Friday, 8 September 2023, killing at least 296 people, destroying buildings and sending residents of major cities rushing from their homes.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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ECHO 2023/09/14
According to the national authorities, 2,946 people died while the amount of injured people reached 5,674.

ECHO 2023/09/13
According to the latest report from authorities of Morocco, nearly 3,000 people have lost their lives after the 6.8 M earthquake of 8 September that struck Al Haouz Province. More than 5,500 people have been injured, thousands have been displaced and are sheltering outdoors. Moreover, 530 schools and 55 boarding schools have been damaged, particularly in Chichaoua and Taroudant provinces.

UNOCHA 2023/09/11
Moroccan authorities confirmed the loss of 2,497 lives and the injury of 2,476 people, with the number of casualties expected to increase as the search and rescue operations continue.

UNOCHA 2023/09/10
Following the magnitude-6.8 earthquake that hit the Kingdom of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountain range on 8 September, a total of 2,122 people are reported to have lost their lives; the vast majority in Al-Haouz, the epicenter, and Taroudant provinces. Another 2,421 individuals are reported as injured.

IFRC 2023/09/11
2023 Morocco Earthquake Disaster Brief

Aljazeela 2023/09/10
The Interior Ministry says 2,012 people have been killed and 2,059 injured in Friday’s devastating temblor, with 1,404 in critical condition.

UNOCHA 2023/09/09
As of 9 September 2023, 13:27 local time, Moroccan authorities have reported at least 1,037 people as having lost their life in the provinces and municipalities of al-Haouz, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua and Taroudant. Morocco’s National Institute of Geophysics stated that this level of seismic activity is the first recorded in a century in the country.

Reuters 2023/09/09
The Interior Ministry said the number constituted a preliminary death toll and that 153 people had been injured. A local official said most deaths were in mountain areas that were hard to reach. Residents of Marrakech, the nearest big city to the epicentre, said some buildings had collapsed in the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site,

Geographycal Data

International Charter 2023/09/10
Earthquake in Morocco

WFP 2023/09/09
Earthquake: Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco (08 September 2023)

USGS 2023/09/08
M 6.8: 56 km W of Oukaïmedene, Morocco, Time: 2023-09-08 22:11:01 (UTC), Depth: 18.5 km