A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco, killing at least 296 people and causing significant damage to buildings and historic landmarks. Most of the damage occurred outside of cities and towns. Videos posted by Moroccans showed buildings reduced to rubble and parts of the famous red walls in Marrakech damaged. The earthquake was felt as far away as Portugal and Algeria. The epicenter was in the Atlas Mountains, southwest of Marrakech. Early measurements vary, but this is considered to be one of the strongest earthquakes in Morocco in years.