Iran 7.3 Earthquake: Full Story & Must-See Updates

Iran 7.3 Earthquake: Full Story & Must-See Updates

On Sunday in Iraq, a massive quake measuring 7.3 in magnitude rocked the northern part of the country near Haliabia, a city in northeastern Iraq near the Iran border.

In Iraq, officials said the quake had killed six people in Sulaimaniyah province and injured around 150.

A strong natural disaster that shook the Iran-Iraq border region yesterday killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries said. At least eight villages have been damaged.

Witnesses reported on social media that they felt the shocks as far as Baghdad and Mosul.

On its website, the USGS placed the quake's epicenter at about 19 miles south-southwest of the Iraqi city of Halabja.

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Many residents in Baghdad rushed out of houses and tall buildings in panic. "But then I heard everyone around me screaming 'Earthquake!'"

There were no immediate reports of casualties in Iraq.

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.

The quake has also been felt by Turkey, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, and Iran's western, southwestern and northwestern and also central provinces, including the capital, Tehran.

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