A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain – damaging hundreds of properties and closing schools.
The 20-mile deep quake hit at 4:22am, 39 miles north of the Moroccan city of Al Hoceima and 102 miles east-southeast of Gibraltar, the US Geological Survey said.
It was followed by six aftershocks including a 5.3-magnitude tremor.
There were no immediate reports of any injuries or fatalities.
Emergency services received 250 calls from alarmed residents in the Andalucia region, in southern Spain.
Tremors and aftershocks were felt throughout the area including in the cities of Malaga, Cordoba, Seville and Granada.
TV footage shows people running in the streets in their pyjamas as homes are damaged and hit by blackouts – and schools shut.