Published On: Mon, Nov 13th, 2017

Earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hits northern border region between Iran and Iraq




Earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hits northern border region between Iran and Iraq

An earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hits the northern border region between Iran and Iraq killing at least 162 and leaving many injured. The earthquake took place at the intersection of Sulaymaniyah and Halabe cities in southeastern Iraq at 21:18 yesterday.

According to initial reports in Iraq and Iran, 155 people were killed and more than 1,500 people were injured. The earthquake was felt in many cities in Turkey’s eastern and southeastern Anatolia region as well as in Iran, Syria, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and United Arab Emirates.



A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the border region between Iraq and Iran, killing at least 328 people and injuring an estimated 2,530 more.

The earthquake happened near the city of Suleymaniye, Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (IKYB) and was identified as 32 kilometers southwest of the city of Halabja. The earthquake was felt in Iran, Syria, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Iraq and Turkey.

It was reported that a large number of people were injured according to the initial findings in the earthquake. According to the first information after the earthquake in Suleymaniye 8 villages incurred big damage.

Damage occurred in 8 villages in the western part of the country. Iranian officials announced that dozens of people lost their lives and hundreds were wounded. After the earthquake electricity was cut off for a long time in both Iran and Iraq.

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