StarAngel: 2023 Marrakesh–Safi Earthquake in Morocco

The Marrakesh–Safi earthquake is the strongest instrumentally recorded in Morocco's history. On 8 September 2023, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.8–6.9 and maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) struck Morocco's Marrakesh–Safi region. The earthquake's epicentre was located 73.4 km (45.6 mi) southwest of Marrakesh, near the town of Ighil and the Oukaïmeden ski resort in the Atlas Mountains.

At least 2,946 people were killed and 5,674 were injured; over 2,500 of the injured were seriously hurt. Many fatalities occurred in remote locations south of Marrakesh. In Al-Haouz and Taroudant provinces, the death toll stood at 1,684 and 980, respectively. Forty-one people died in Ouarzazate; 202 died in Chichaoua and 18 deaths were recorded in Marrakesh. There were also fatalities in Casablanca, Agadir and Youssoufia. An estimated 50,000 homes were partially or completely destroyed.

As part of our ongoing disaster & emergency relief program called StarAngel Center, we would like to support the Moroccan victims of the disaster in Morocco. KIF Global President Nia Lyte just traveled several cities in Morocco for our Guardian Girls program, which was in partnerships with the Embassy of Japan, Morocco, World Karate Federation, UNFPA and Moroccan government back in May, 2023.