A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Morocco Friday at 11:10 p.m. local time at a depth of 18.5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was near the town of Ighil in Al Haouz Province, some 71 km southwest of the historic city of Marrakesh.
Yang Shuang, an overseas Chinese living in the new town of Marrakech, lived 80 kilometers from the epicenter. Yang said there was not much damage, but there were many ambulances on the road.
After the earthquake, Yang Shuang went to the old town of Marrakech to record the situation. "Many houses in the old town were collapsed. Large numbers of people have fled to empty squares for the night, and local food is sufficient. Many residents volunteered to donate daily necessities," she said.