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At least one person dead, 50 wounded in Iraq after natural disaster

13 November 2017, 12:52 | Colleen Roy

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Iraq, Iran

An earthquake rattled the Iran Iraq border on Nov. 12 2017

Meanwhile, the natural disaster was reported to be magnitude-7.2 according to the United States Geological Survey and magnitude-7.6 according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured a magnitude of 7.3, while an Iraqi meteorology official put its magnitude at 6.5 according to preliminary information.

Iranian state media said it was felt in several provinces, with eight villages damaged and electricity cut.

Iranian provinces in the northwestern, western and central areas of the country were also impacted.

Iran sits on many major fault lines and is prone to near-daily quakes.




But the governor of Qasr-e Shirin, Faramarz Akbari, said only two people had died in the town and 25 others were injured.

The centre was reported by the USGS to be in the southeast of Iraq's Sulaymaniya province, close to the Iranian border.

Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akda─č said no destruction or damage occurred in Turkey from magnitude the natural disaster. Eventually, the rumble made its way to Irbil, where the anchor left his chair for safety.

Halabja, 10 miles from the Iranian border, is home to the chemical weapons attack by Saddam Hussein in 1988 that killed as many as 5,000 residents in what was called "Bloody Friday".



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