On September 8, 2023, Morocco was attacked by a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8, which resulted in at least 632 fatalities and more than 329 injuries.
The earthquake's epicenter was 45 miles (72 kilometers) south-west of Marrakesh.
The earthquake left thousands of people homeless and inflicted extensive damage on the area, demolishing several settlements.
In order to help the victims, the Moroccan government has declared an emergency in the affected regions.
Several countries have offered to provide international aid to Morocco.
Morocco is located in a seismically active region and earthquakes are a common occurrence.
The Moroccan government has taken steps to improve earthquake preparedness, but more needs to be done.
Call to Action
The Morocco earthquake is a call to action to improve building codes and disaster response capabilities in Morocco.
Donate to Relief Efforts
There are several organizations accepting donations to help the victims of the Morocco earthquake.
Morocco Earthquake: How to Stay Safe
Following are some guidelines for staying secure during an earthquake:
· Maintain your composure and look for a secure cover.
· Drop, slough off, and hang on.
· Avoid going near doors and windows..