The Kingdom of Morocco, popularly known as Morocco, is a country located in the North African region. The nation is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Atlantic Ocean to the west, Algeria to the east and Western Sahara to the south. With a population of about 37 million residents, Morocco reportedly has the 5th largest economy in Africa.
According to recent reports, over 2,000 people have died in a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck the Marrakesh and Casablanca areas of the country. The center of this earthquake is supposedly 71 kilometers southwest of Marrakesh, with the report citing thousands of injured residents and ongoing rescue efforts.