Morocco hit by a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook several Moroccan cities on Friday evening and sowed terror and fear among citizens.

Casablanca, Rabat, Khemisset, Safi, Agadir, Taroudant and many other cities were shaken by an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was located in the center of the country 16 km from the place called Talat N’Yaaqoub (72 km southwest of Marrakech) at 11:11 p.m.

In addition to Morocco, which was mainly affected, other countries were affected: Gibraltar, Mauritania, Portugal, Spain, and Algeria. A magnitude 4.8 aftershock was recorded 26 km south of Casablanca, 20 minutes after the first tremor.

Many residents were forced to flee their homes in shock caused by the force of the earthquake. Currently, there are no casualties or material damage, according to several sources.