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Exclusive: Morocco earthquake: ‘It’s rare to have such large earthquakes in this area’
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Exclusive: Morocco earthquake: ‘It’s rare to have such large earthquakes in this area’

On Friday evening, Morocco was hit by a magnitude 7 earthquake in the province of Al-Haouz, killing more than 2,000 people. While the seismic risk in this region was known, an earthquake of this magnitude was “unforeseeable”. FRANCE 24 talks with seismologist Florent Brenguier. The most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Morocco struck on Friday, September 8, killing more than two thousand people, destroying many buildings and forcing residents to flee their homes. The Rabat-based National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST) reported the magnitude 7 earthquake’s epicentre in the province of Al-Haouz, in the Atlas Mountains southwest of Marrakech. nairobiweb spoke with Florent Brenguier, a seismologist at Grenoble University's Institut des Sciences de la Terre, t...