4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Multiple Moroccan Provinces

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4.1 Magnitude Earthquake

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake rattled several provinces across Morocco. Reports of the earthquake’s effects quickly circulated on social media platforms, with residents in areas such as Marrakech, Amizmiz, and Taroudant sharing their experiences.

Seismic monitoring services confirmed the earthquake’s magnitude as 4.1, with its epicenter located in the Casablanca province.

This seismic event followed just over a month after the devastating Al Haouz earthquake, which caused significant casualties and damage in the Al Haouz region.

The Al Haouz earthquake resulted in nearly 3,000 fatalities and over 5,500 injuries.

In response to this disaster, relief efforts are ongoing, with a focus on rehabilitating and reconstructing damaged or destroyed homes.

Morocco has allocated a budget of $11.7 billion for a five-year program aimed at rebuilding and rehabilitating the areas affected by the September 8 earthquake.

Approximately 4.2 million people residing in the affected regions are expected to benefit from this initiative.

As part of the program, financial aid and allowances have been established to provide monthly support to families impacted by the earthquake for one year.

Families whose homes collapsed during the earthquake will receive $13,600 in compensation, while those with partially damaged homes will be entitled to $7,780 in compensation.

Soukaina Sghir

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