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A strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Morocco at 11:11 p.m. local time on Friday, September 8, 2023. The epicenter was located in the High Atlas mountain range, 72 kilometers southwest of Marrakech, a city of more than 840,000 people. More than 300,000 people in Marrakech and the surrounding region were impacted by the quake, and the area nearest to the Atlas Mountains were hardest hit, with some towns completely destroyed. As of Sunday, September 10, the media reported more than 2,100 people have been killed and 2,400 injured, with numbers expected to rise.
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