In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Morocco’s Marrakesh-Safi region on September 8, photos and videos documenting its impact continue to circulate on social media. One of the videos claims that it’s the harrowing sight of a multi-story building collapsing to the ground.
The video is shared on Facebook with a caption: “Morocco earthquake damage 09/09/2023 #parati #terremoto #temblor #marocco #marrackech #maroc #marocaine #falladesanandres #sismo #earthquake #viral #earthquake #viral #fyp #scary #sismo”
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE.
Performing a reverse search of keyframes from the viral video, the NM team spotted an Instagram post, dated February 12, 2023, which features the same video. This indicates that the incident occurred approximately seven months ago and is not related to the Morocco earthquake. The Turkish caption explains that the video depicts the collapse of an apartment building in Cukurova, a district located in the Adana Province of Turkey.
Searching further, we found a similar video on Twitter, dated February 12, 2023, with a caption: “The moment of controlled demolition of Adana Kubilay apartment building”.
Thus, it is evident from the above information that an old video of building collapse is falsely linked to a recent Morocco earthquake.
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