FACT CHECK: Video Predates Recent Morocco Earthquake
A video shared on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter, purports to show a house collapsing as a result of the recent earthquake in Marrakesh, Morocco.
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The video of the house collapse was originally published on YouTube in December 2022, making it predate the recent Morocco earthquake.
More than 2,000 people have died following an earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday, according to CBS News. Over 2,000 others are injured, the outlet reported.
“Horrific moment of collapse of a house caught on security camera #earthquake at #Morocco in the region of #Marrakech Pray for Maroc,” the X video purports. In the video, shouting can be heard as the house falls to the ground. The video has been viewed over 1,000 times as of writing.
The video is not linked to the recent earthquake in Morocco, however. The video of the house collapse was originally published on YouTube in December 2022 by the news outlet Chafaf.ma. The video shows a four-story house collapse that occurred in Derb Moulay Cherif, according to Misbar.
Another iteration of the video was also published on YouTube in December 2022 by user @maghribona1. Likewise, Check Your Fact did not find any credible news reports about the recent earthquake in Morocco that reference the video.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake recently struck Marrakesh, Morocco, according to The Washington Post. The earthquake represents the “deadliest seismic event the country has experienced in more than a century,” the outlet reported. (RELATED: Video Claims To Show Israeli Soldier Brutally Beating Palestinian Woman)
Check Your Fact has contacted Chafaf.ma for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.