Powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes close to Iraq-Iran border

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 has struck Iraq, about 64 miles (103km) southeast of the town of As-Sulaymaniyah, close to to the Iraq-Iran border, the US Geological Survey has stated.

It initially stated the quake was of a magnitude 7.2, earlier than revising it to 7.3.

An official from the Iraqi Meteorology division stated that the earthquake may very well be felt throughout giant elements of Iraq, together with the capital Baghdad – however put the magnitude at round 6.5.

Over the border in Iran, the nation’s seismological centre stated a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Azgaleh.

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