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AssistAlert: 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Morocco

AssistAlert: 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Morocco


6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Morocco


Around 6:11pm EST on Friday, September 8th, Morocco experienced its deadliest earthquake since 1960. The epicenter of the quake originated in the High Atlas mountain range and was felt as far north as Casablaca. Marrakech and communities at the base of the mountain range were the most severely impacted, suffering extreme damage and with an escalating death toll of over 2,000 people. International aid and recovery efforts are ongoing.


  • If you are in a damaged building, evacuate immediately. Stay clear of any visibly compromised structures.
  • If you become trapped, send a text if possible and make noise to let potential rescuers know your location. Avoid shouting and cover face with shirt for protection against dust or debris. 
  • Avoid contact with any potential floodwaters 
  • Pay attention to local news sources for instructions and emergency information. 

Members are encouraged to contact Assist America if travel assistance is required.



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