Morocco Earthquake

Morocco Earthquake

Recently, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck central Morocco, 72 kilometres southwest of Marrakesh, the fourth largest city in Morocco.

The epicentre was in the High Atlas Mountains, 71km (44 miles) south-west of Marrakesh.

Speaking at the G20 summit in Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the international community would come to Morocco's aid.

About Morocco
The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries.  This mountainous country lies directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain.

Morocco was a French protectorate between 1912 and 1956. Since independence, Morocco wields significant influence in both Africa and the Arab world.

India and Morocco have enjoyed flourishing bilateral cooperation since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1957.

Capital of Morocco is Rabat

The famous traveler from Morocco, Ibn Batuta traveled to India in the 14th century. Ibn Battutah was born in Tangier in 1304.

India was among the list of countries who recognized Morocco on June 20, 1956 after the North African kingdom gained its independence from France.