Morocco Rocked by Strong Earthquake, Damaging Buildings

Morocco Rocked by Sturdy Earthquake, Damaging Buildings

RABAT, Morocco — A robust earthquake struck Morocco late Friday, damaging buildings in main cities and sending panicked folks pouring into streets and alleyways from Rabat to Marrakesh. There was no quick experiences of any casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey stated the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 when it hit at 11:11 p.m. Morocco’s Nationwide Seismic Monitoring and Alert Community measured it at 7 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter of Friday’s tremor was excessive within the Atlas Mountains south of Marrakesh and west of Oukaimeden, a preferred Moroccan ski resort. It was additionally close to Toubkal, the very best peak in North Africa.

Vacationers and others posted movies of individuals evacuating eating places in Marrakesh as throbbing membership music performed.

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