GeoDRR news. “Morocco (Northwest Africa) earthquake – live: At least 632 (more than 2,100 killed, upd. 11.09.) dead after late night magnitude 7.2 tremor strikes near Marrakech. At least 2100 people have died and 329 injured in Morocco after an earthquake struck near the historic Marrakech city, according to state-run television.
The death toll has surged from the initial 296 figure that was reported by the interior ministry earlier today.
The tremor struck late Friday night and had an initial 6.8 magnitude when it hit at 11.11pm local time, with shaking that lasted several seconds. Morocco’s National Seismic Monitoring and Alert Network, however, said the earthqauke struck at a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.”
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