Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Near Marrakech (Updates)


  • 6.8 magnitude quake, the country\’s strongest on record
  • At least 632 people confirmed to have died so far, most in remote mountainous areas
  • Death toll expected to continue rising
  • Some buildings have collapsed in the old city of Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage site


  • Major 6.8 magnitude quake around 45 miles (70 milometers) from Marrakesh
  • Reports that multiple buildings collapsed near the epicenter, footage shared of building rubble
  • Felt across much of the country but damage so far appears limited to near the epicenter

Initial reports indicating a magnitude 6.8 earthquake have been updated to a magnitude 6.9 quake, 75 km southwest of Marrakech, Morocco. The situation is extremely fluid, and emergency services are on high alert as they assess the damage and respond to calls for help.

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