A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has hit the Mediterranean coastline, between Morocco and Spain, damaging hundreds of properties and closing schools. USGS said. It was followed by a 5.3-magnitude tremor.
It was also felt in Spanish coastline cities such as a Melilla were authorities reported minor injuries.
The epicentre of the quake was located near north of the Moroccan city of Al Hoceima one of the largest cities of the Amazigh region of Rif, and 164 kilometres east-southeast of Gibraltar.
The areas has been hit by small and major earthquakes in the past.