Late at night, a very strong earthquake hit the mountains in Morocco.

The earthquake caused a lot of sadness. Almost 300 people lost their lives. Houses broke, and people ran away in fear.

India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, felt very sorry for Morocco. He said India is ready to help Morocco during this tough time.

Scientists measured the earthquake's size. The US Geological Survey said it was about 6.8, but Morocco's scientists said it was even bigger, about 7.2.

Shallow earthquakes, like this one, are worse because they are close to the Earth's surface. The closer they are, the more damage they can do.

Morocco is going through a very sad time. We are thinking about the people of Morocco and their loss.