An earthquake in Morocco, lifted fire restrictions, two fugitive goats and more in today’s Bwoglines!

Happening in the World: A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Morocco last night, with a 4.9 magnitude aftershock hitting 19 minutes later. The epicenter was a remote area of the High Atlas Mountains, producing tremors that were felt as far as the capital Rabat, Casablanca, and Essaouira. At least 296 deaths are estimated so far, but causalities in mountain villages closer to the epicenter are yet to be determined. (BBC)

Happening in the US: State and federal public land managers lifted fire restrictions across western Nevada yesterday due to cooling temperatures and increasing moisture levels. In place since late July, the restrictions usually continue until October 1, but a mild wildfire season and dropping heat has allowed them to be lifted early. So far this year, only a fourth of the amount of land that burned last year has burned across the Great Basin Region. (AP)

Happening in NYC: Two goats who fled the Historic Jersey City Cemetery this week were found on Wednesday, The goats, Gracie and Hicks, were brought in to graze and clear the cemetery of invasive species. They also made a run for it earlier this summer, to a nearby community garden. A cemetery volunteer was finally able to catch them by shaking a box of Cheerios to get their attention. (The Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Columbia Business School will host TEDxColumbiaUniversity in David Geffen Hall from 9 am to 5 pm. Professors, business leaders, and experts will share ideas on the theme “excellence through equality.”

Goats via Wikipedia