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Quake of 7.3 magnitude hits Iraq: USGS

13 November 2017, 12:38 | Sherry Padilla

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Iraq, Iran

An earthquake rattled the Iran Iraq border on Nov. 12 2017

An quake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit has Iraq's Sulaimaniyah province, killing four persons and injuring 50 others, the media reported. At least eight villages have been damaged.

The most extensive damage was in the town of Darbandikhan, 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of the city of Sulaimaniyah, and more than 30 people were injured in the town.

Details on any casualties or damage remain unknown at this point.

At least six people were killed in the western Iranian town of Qasr-e Shirin, Iran television said.


Iran is prone to near daily quakes as it sits on many major fault lines.

As a result of the natural disaster, 138 people were injured in Iran, the figure may increase, the dead data is not yet available, a source in the Iranian Red Crescent told RIA Novosti. "Electricity has been cut in some villages and rescue teams have been dispatched to those areas", TV reported.

Iranian social media was abuzz Sunday night with posts of people evacuating their homes, particularly in Kermanshah and Ghasr-e Shirin, where injured people were thought to be buried under the rubble. Two more people were killed in Kalar, according to the director of the hospital in the town about 70km south of Darbandikhan.



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