EERI Response to September 8, 2023 M6.8 Morocco Earthquake

EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) program  is currently monitoring the impacts of the destructive M 6.8 earthquake that struck near Oukaïmedene, Morocco at 11:11 pm local time on Friday, September 8. According to Moroccan authorities, the earthquake caused more than 2,600 deaths and 2,500 injuries. Significant structural damage, including many building collapses, occurred in rural communities in the Atlas mountains as well as in the city of Marrakesh. The EERI community extends its sympathy to the victims as rescue and relief work continues.

If you have information to share, are part of an organization that is planning to conduct earthquake reconnaissance, or wish to be updated on opportunities to participate in LFE activities responding to this earthquake, please share information via the Google form here.

For more information, visit the following resources:

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More information will be shared about LFE's response as it develops.

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