Oregonians with ties to Morocco speak on impact of tragic earthquake

A 6.8 magnitude quake hit Marrakech on Sept. 8 and has killed more than 2,000 people.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A devastating, 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook Morocco on Friday night. The epicenter of the quake hit the High Atlas Mountains, south of the city of Marrakech. 

While Morocco is thousands of miles from the Pacific Northwest, Moroccan families here are worried all the same. 

“Just pray right now, just ask everybody to pray for Morocco,” said Karim, a Moroccan living in Portland. 

Karim’s wife and daughter are in Morocco, they were visiting when they felt the quake.

“My heart felt broken

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