PM Modi pledges full support to Morocco after earthquake.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep sorrow over the tragic loss of lives resulting from a powerful earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday night, claiming the lives of at least 632 individuals. In a heartfelt message posted on X (formerly Twitter), PM Modi stated, “I am profoundly saddened by the loss of lives due to the earthquake in Morocco. During this tragic time, my thoughts are with the people of Morocco. I offer my condolences to those who have lost their loved ones and hope for a swift recovery for the injured. India stands ready to extend any possible assistance to Morocco during this challenging period.”

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The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.8, struck Morocco late on Friday, causing widespread panic as people fled their homes. The quake resulted in structural damage to buildings and power outages. The U.S. Geological Survey initially recorded a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 for the earthquake, with shaking lasting several seconds.

There were variations in the initial measurements, with Morocco’s National Seismic Monitoring and Alert Network measuring it at 7 on the Richter scale, while the U.S. agency reported a magnitude 4.9 aftershock 19 minutes later. Such variations in early measurements are not uncommon, but either reading would represent one of Morocco’s most powerful earthquakes in recent years. Earthquakes are relatively rare in North Africa. In 1960, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake near Agadir resulted in thousands of casualties.

In 2004, another devastating earthquake struck Al Hoceima in northeastern Morocco, claiming the lives of at least 628 individuals and injuring 926. Additionally, the 1980 El Asnam earthquake in neighboring Algeria, with a magnitude of 7.3, was one of the largest and most destructive earthquakes in recent history, resulting in 2,500 deaths and leaving over 300,000 people homeless.

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