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7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Iran-iraq Border, 407 Died And 6700 Injured

by Admin | Posted: Nov 13, 2017 at 22:02 | Views: 361

7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Iran-iraq Border, 407 Died And 6700 Injured

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iraq and Iran on Sunday evening.

At 9pm (18:18 GMT) local time in Iraq on Sunday, November 12, 2017, an earthquake struck near the border with Iran. The earthquake was 45km from Halabjah in the country's east.
At 12am local time in Iran on Monday, a 4.5 magnitude tremor was felt near Sarpol-e Zahab. Until 3am, one more tremor of the same magnitude hit again in Sarpol-e Zahab. Then, at 7am, a stronger 4.9 magnitude tremor hit again.

At 7am and 8am on Monday, two tremors were felt in Halabjah with a magnitude of 4.3 and 4.2 each.

At 11am a tremor of magnitude 4.4 hit again in Kermanshan province in Iran.

At 12pm a tremor of magnitude 4.8 hit in Khanaquin, Iraq.
IRNA, the country's state news service, said on Monday that at least 407 people were killed and 6,700 were injured.

Around 100 of the dead are believed to be from one town in Iran's Kermanshah province, the country's semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

Source : aljazeera.com, CNN

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