A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7 struck Morocco, resulting in at least 632 deaths, widespread damage, and panic, especially in Marrakech, a popular tourist destination.

The earthquake measured 7 on the Richter scale and had its epicenter in the province of Al-Haouz, southwest of Marrakech.

The quake caused significant damage in Marrakech and several other towns, including the collapse of a minaret in Jemaa el-Fna square.

Residents and tourists fled to open spaces due to fear of aftershocks.

Tourists like Mimi Theobald experienced panic as the earthquake disrupted their plans.

The tremor was felt in cities such as Rabat, Casablanca, Agadir, and Essaouira, causing widespread fear.

Social media captured images of debris-filled streets and damaged cars.

The earthquake brought back memories of past deadly quakes in Morocco, including one in 2004 and another in 1960.

The regional blood transfusion center in Marrakech called for blood donations to help the injured.

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