Several provinces in Morocco were rocked by a 4.1-magnitude earthquake in a startling turn of events on Wednesday, October 18, leaving residents anxious and on edge.
This recent seismic activity comes just over a month after a deadly earthquake struck the Al Haouz region on September 8, causing widespread devastation and loss of life.
The latest earthquake sent tremors rippling throughout the surrounding regions as panicked citizens rushed out of their homes, seeking safety in open areas as buildings swayed ominously.
Many people took to social media to share their sentiments following the earthquake.
Netizens in Marrakech, Amizmiz, and Taroudant said they felt the quake.
Seismic monitoring services online said that the earthquake had a magnitude of 4.1, hitting the Casablanca province.
Fortunately, initial reports suggest no casualties resulted from this latest earthquake. However, there have been reports of some structural damage to buildings and infrastructure, leaving many communities in need of immediate support and reconstruction efforts.
These consecutive earthquakes have rattled the nation, prompting concerns about the ongoing seismic threats faced by Morocco. Experts from the country’s geological agencies have been closely monitoring the situation, working tirelessly to understand the underlying causes and patterns of these earthquakes.
In the wake of these recent events, authorities are doubling down on their efforts to educate the public about earthquake safety measures and reinforcing building codes to enhance structural resilience.
The Moroccan government is actively coordinating relief efforts and providing aid to affected communities, ensuring that no one is left without the necessary resources to rebuild their lives.