2023 Marrakesh-Safi earthquake

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Damage by the earthquake

On 8 September 2023 at 23:11 DST (22:11 UTC), a moment magnitude 6.8–6.9 earthquake struck the Marrakesh-Safi region of Morocco. The earthquake's epicenter was located 71.8 km (44.6 mi) southwest of Marrakesh, near the town of Ighil in the Atlas Mountains.

Quotes on the earthquake[edit]

  • I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake in Morocco. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by this terrible hardship. My administration is in contact with Moroccan officials. We are working expeditiously to ensure American citizens in Morocco are safe, and stand ready to provide any necessary assistance for the Moroccan people. The United States stands by Morocco and my friend King Mohammed VI at this difficult moment.
  • ...expressed their full readiness to provide humanitarian assistance and provide all material and human resources as a sign of solidarity with the Moroccan people.
  • Spain has offered Morocco, if it deems it necessary, both its rescue capacities, which in these moments are the most important, as well as its rebuilding capacity once this moment has passed. What is important right now is to save the greatest number of lives possible.
  • I offer my condolences to my brother King Mohammed VI, and the victims of the earthquake. We are saddened by this incident, and we stand by our brothers and express our solidarity with them in these difficult times. May God protect Morocco.
  • In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the people of Morocco. May the injured recover at the earliest. India is ready to offer all possible assistance to Morocco in this difficult time.
  • We are all devastated after the terrible earthquake in Morocco...France stands ready to help with first aid.
  • Last night's earthquake in Morocco leaves us deeply saddened and we offer our condolences to His Majesty the King, the victimized families and the entire Moroccan people, our neighbors. Portugal is supportive and available to support Morocco at this difficult time.
  • I learnt with great sadness of the tragic consequences of the earthquake that hit the kingdom of Morocco, expressing sincere condolences to the king, the Moroccan people, and the families of the victims
  • I am shocked to learn that a strong earthquake has occurred in your distinguished country, causing great casualties and property damage. On behalf of the Chinese government and people, I would like to express my deep grief for the victims and sincere condolences to the families. I trust that, under the leadership of His Majesty the King, the Moroccan government and people will be able to overcome the impact of this disaster and rebuild their homeland at an early date
  • Solidarity with Morocco and our friends, the Moroccan people after the night’s terrible quake. Compassionate thoughts for the victims and their families and admiration for the work of rescue crews who relentlessly help the injured
  • Awful images are reaching us from Morocco. Together with the people of Morocco, we mourn the victims of the terrible earthquake. Our thoughts are with them and all those who are searching for those buried in these hours and fighting for the lives of the many injured
  • Please accept my sincere condolences on the tragic consequences of the devastating earthquake in the central regions of your country. Russia shares the worry and sorrow of the friendly people of Morocco. Please convey words of sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery to all those who have suffered as a result of this natural disaster
  • All my solidarity with the people of Morocco in the face of the terrible earthquake … Spain stands with the victims of this tragedy and their families
  • We stand by our Moroccan brothers with all our means in this difficult day.
  • Our deepest condolences to HM King Mohammed VI and all Moroccans for the lives lost in the horrible earthquake in the Marrakesh region. I wish those injured a fast recovery. Ukraine stands in solidarity with Morocco during this tragic time.
  • [...] condolences to the government and people of Morocco, the families of the victims of this tragedy, as well as its wishes for a fast recovery for all those who were injured
  • As a token of my solidarity with the people of Morocco affected by this tragedy, I have asked the Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama to make a donation towards the rescue and relief efforts.

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