The areas most affected by the earthquake in Morocco: Casablanca, Marrakech…

Last Friday, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Morocco. According to the official balance, the earthquake has so far caused more than 2,100 deaths and 2,400 injuries.

The earthquake is the worst in Morocco in terms of the number of victims since the earthquake in the Al Hoceima region on February 24, 2004, in which almost 630 people died and around a thousand were injured.

The areas most affected by the earthquake

The earthquake affected several areas and caused great human and cultural losses. According to the latest preliminary tally from the Moroccan Interior Ministry, it is the province with the most deaths Al Haouz, which recorded at least 1,351and the second is Taroudant, where the earthquake has already claimed 492 lives.

The provinces of Chichau, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Agadir and Casablanca They are also among the provinces hardest hit by the severe earthquake.

Isolated villages three days after the earthquake

48 hours after the earthquake, several villages near the epicenter of the earthquake remain isolated due to the road collapse, making it difficult for residents to access medical and basic supplies. In Imgdal province, about 77 kilometers south of Marrakesh and about 50 kilometers from the epicenter of the earthquake, 17 villages are isolated.

About twenty of its inhabitants had to walk a distance of 13 kilometers between the dry mountains to the main road. Other villages such as Anamir, Tiguirst, Taghzut and Taurirt are also isolated.

What was the epicenter of the earthquake?

The Moroccan National Institute of Geophysics assured that the epicenter of the magnitude 7 earthquake, which occurred on Friday, September 8, at 11:11 p.m., was located in the municipality of Ighil, Al Haouz province, at a depth of 8 kilometers 30,961 degrees north latitude and 8,413 degrees west longitude.

In addition, due to the magnitude of the earthquake, up to five other countries noticed the earthquake: Western Sahara, Mauritania, Algeria, and southern Spain and Portugal.

Morocco is suspending classes at more than 40 sites in three earthquake-hit provinces

Moroccan authorities have announced the suspension of classes in 42 cities and towns in the provinces affected by the earthquake measuring 6.8 on the open Richter scale that shook the country on Friday evening, leaving more than 2,100 dead and 2,400 injured to date demanded, according to the official balance sheet.

The Moroccan Ministry of Education has announced that the measure, which affects places in the provinces of Al Haouz, Chichaua and Taroudant, will come into force this Monday, while schools in the rest of the country will resume classes that day.

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