Massive Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border, Damage Reported In Baghdad
Sunday, 12 November 2017
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
Source: Reuters Studio -
on November 13, 2017 < > Embed
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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