A strong earthquake struck central Morocco on Friday evening, prompting residents of several major cities to flee their homes and seek shelter.
The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre measured the earthquake at 6.9 magnitude. The United States Geological Survey, meanwhile, reported that it was 6.8 magnitude.
According to local media, the tremors were felt in the capital Rabat, as well as Marrakesh, Casablanca, Agadir, and Kenitra.
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