Activation led by HOT's West and Northern Africa Hub following the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that shook Morocco on September 8-9, 2023.
Context: We are on maximum alert following the earthquake that shook Morocco on the night of Friday, 8th to Saturday, 9th September 2023. A magnitude 6.8 earthquake devastated the Marrakech region, causing considerable damage and loss of life. The provisional death toll stands at over 1,000 people, with hundreds more injured.
HOT’s West and Northern Africa Hub is coordinating with local communities to map the areas affected by the earthquake and provide reliable, up-to-date geographical information to humanitarian actors on the ground. We’ll be sharing this data with emergency services, who will then be able to organize their actions and reach the most isolated populations.
We’ll keep you informed as the situation develops, and as we deploy on the ground.
Event Name: Morocco Earthquake September 2023
GDACS Alert Lvl: 2.1
Geographic Scope: Region
Estimated Humanitarian Impact: Death toll stands at over 1,000, with hundreds more injured. Thousands of people are without shelter, water or electricity.
Estimated Duration: Weeks to months
Event Scope: Moderate
Anticipated Needs: High resolution imagery
Active Orgs: OSM Morocco
Lead Orgs: Open Mapping Hub WNA