Massive Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border, Damage Reported In Baghdad
Sunday, 12 November 2017 (
1 week ago)
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake just struck near the Iran-Iraq border (in Iraq, southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey).* Initial reports of damage in Baghdad* and that the tremor was felt in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.
Prelim M7.2 earthquake Iran-Iraq border region Nov-12 18:18 UTC, updates https://t.co/QIaZuvWNXu
— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) November 12, 2017
M7.6 #earthquake (#?????) strikes 204 km NE of #Baghdad (#Iraq) 15 min ago. Effects reported by witnesses: pic.twitter.com/tUrMJAxI3f
— EMSC (@LastQuake) November 12, 2017
Eye witnesses recount:
"Terrible... Extremely horrible"
"The swaying was significant, I stood up and tried to get to a doorway and stumbled a little bit. It lasted nearly 5 minutes with the first 2 minutes being the strongest."
#breaking #erbil the earth quake felt across #iraq pic.twitter.com/NxqwMu67zT
— Steven nabil (@thestevennabil) November 12, 2017
Moments after the quake strikes Erbil people are rushing into the streets...
Moments quake strikes #Erbil, people rushing into streets. pic.twitter.com/aOhDQWBnIP
— Rekar Aziz (@Rekarricci) November 12, 2017
Everyone is standing outside in Kuwait...
#Earthquake in #kuwait. Everyone is standing outside. pic.twitter.com/WolwXLvzh3
— Imran Rafiq (@imranbird) November 12, 2017
A massive 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the border between Iraq and Iran Sunday, killing dozens across both countries, according to several media reports. The quake felt in Tehran, Baghdad, Erbil and Earthquake hits Iraq near border with Iran 00:42
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