A major, magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck near the border of Iran and Iraq on Sunday. There are reports of damage to buildings, and some reports say that as many as six died.
The U.S. Geologic Survey said the quake hit about 20 miles from Halabjah, Iraq. It’s primarily focused around the Iranian city of Sulaymaniyah.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) November 12, 2017
Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reported from Baghdad: “Baghdad is not prone to earthquakes so when people began to come outside, the shock was visible on the faces.”
“For the first few seconds, I actually thought an explosion had taken place, but as it carried on – for up to a minute – I realised it was an earthquake,” he added.
— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) November 12, 2017
The damage and injury toll is unclear.
The quake had a depth of around 20 miles.
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
Other details on the quake are unclear.
Users across the Middle East and Central Asia said they could feel a quake.
Did y’all feel the earthquake cuz sarah and I sure did
— جود (@Itsjude_) November 12, 2017
I think I just felt an earthquake!!
— Mohammed A. Al-Sabah (@mohammedalsabah) November 12, 2017
Did anyone just experience a light earthquake in kuwait? Our house in Bayan rocked for a bit
— Hassan Hayat (@hahayat) November 12, 2017
— The Cool Aunt (@thecoolauntau) November 12, 2017
I have a friend in Iraq that just said a 7.6 earthquake has struck the Iran/Iraq border. He felt it in Baghdad.
— Based Monitored??? (@BasedMonitored) November 12, 2017
— Kurdistan 24 English (@K24English) November 12, 2017
THERE WAS JUST AN EARTHQUAKE WTAF..
— Brijie • August Reinhardt’s Lane (@itsmebrijie) November 12, 2017
— Omar Marafie (@Kw_Soul) November 12, 2017
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