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Get ready to be shaken to your core as we cover the latest earthquake events in Indonesia and Morocco. Watch incredible footage and stay informed about these seismic events that have left the world in awe!
On Monday, a potent earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia’s North Maluku region, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). Thankfully, there have been no significant reports of damage or loss of life resulting from the quake.
The earthquake’s epicentre was situated approximately 11 kilometres northeast of Jailolo city on Halmahera Island, with a depth of 168 kilometres, as cited by Reuters. Its effects were felt in various cities in North Maluku and North Sulawesi.
According to the Indonesian Geological Agency, the earthquake’s magnitude was 5.9, and there was no associated tsunami risk. North Maluku encompasses the northern segment of the Maluku Islands.
In North Sulawesi, particularly in Manado, the earthquake had a notable impact. A video circulating on Instagram shows residents of Manado exiting a cinema due to the quake, as reported by Reuters.
Indonesia, being situated within the “Pacific Ring of Fire,” experiences frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity due to its location atop multiple tectonic plates.
In a separate incident a few days ago in Morocco, a formidable earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck. The epicentre was located 71 kilometres southwest of Marrakesh and 56 kilometres west of the Atlas Mountain town of Oukaimeden, at a depth of 18.5 kilometres, occurring at 11:11 pm local time on a Friday. The tremors were also felt in coastal cities like Rabat, Casablanca, and Essaouira. An aftershock with a magnitude of 4.9 followed 19 minutes later.
Tragically, many casualties were reported in the provinces and municipalities of Marrakesh, al-Haouz, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua, and Taroudant, according to a BBC report. The latest updates indicate that the death toll from the earthquake has climbed to 2,681, with 2,501 people reported as injured, as announced by a state-run broadcaster on Monday.