Earthquake: People fled their homes in panic after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco late on Friday night. Buildings have suffered a lot due to the earthquake. There has been power failure in many parts of the country. Earthquake tremors occurred at around 11:11 pm. The epicenter was 71 km south-west of Marrakesh at a depth of 18.5 km.
More than 300 people have died so far due to the earthquake in Morocco. Dozens of people have been injured. The death toll is likely to increase.
Some videos shared on social media show a building collapsing and debris on the streets. People can be seen running out of shopping centers, restaurants and apartments and gathering in vacant lots. People are scared and are staying out of fear of another earthquake.
India ready to help Morocco: PM Modi
PM Modi has expressed grief over this incident. At the same time, he has assured all possible help to Morocco. PM Modi posted on No X, wrote, “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to the earthquake in Morocco. My thoughts are with the people of Morocco at this sad time. Condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. May the injured get well as soon as possible. India is ready to provide all possible assistance to Morocco in this difficult time.
Earthquake tremors on New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands
Apart from this, strong tremors were also felt in the southern region of New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands on Friday. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 6.7 on the Richter scale. GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences has given this information. According to the GFZ, the tremors were felt at around 09:09 am today according to Greenwich Mid Times.
The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 6.7 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 33.23 degree south latitude and 178.17 degree west longitude and at a depth of 80.3 km from the surface. There has been no report of any loss of life or property due to the earthquake so far.