A powerful earthquake occurred in Morocco, killing hundreds of people

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A powerful earthquake occurred in Morocco, hundreds of people died

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In the north of Africa, in Morocco, a powerful earthquake occurred in the High Atlas Mountains with a magnitude of 6.8. As a result, a large number of buildings were destroyed, and the number of victims was several hundred, reports   Reuters.

The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake late on Friday evening occurred at a relatively shallow depth – 18 ,5 km in the mountainous region of Igil. At the same time, the German Research Center for Earth Sciences (GFZ) said that it occurred at a depth of 27 km and initially estimated the magnitude at 7 points.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country as of the morning of September 9, as a result of the earthquake in at least 296 people died in several regions of Morocco.

In addition, 153 injured were taken to the hospital.

Prepared by Serhiy Daga