Marrakech, Morocco, is shaken after the magnitude-6.8 earthquake.
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck near Marrakech, Morocco. The epicenter was close to Al Haouz, the worst affected province, with around 60% of the lost lives. The earthquake was the strongest to hit the nation’s center in more than a century. Rescue efforts continue after the Friday earthquake in Morocco, with the total amount of lives lost surpassing 2,500 as of Monday, September 11.
The earthquake struck at around 11.11 p.m. local time (6.11 p.m ET) on Friday. The earthquake’s epicenter was located in the High Atlas mountain range, about 44.7 miles southwest of Marrakech.
The earthquake’s epicenter was close to the popular tourist and economic hub of Marrakech. It severely damaged towns and villages near the base of the Atlas Mountains. The damage extended through the center and suburbs of Marrakech, Morocco.
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