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Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes near Halabjah, Iraq

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes near Halabjah, Iraq

A magnitude 7.4 quake hit an area at the Iranian-Iraqi border on Sunday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported.

An quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 jolted northern Iraq Sunday.

Iranian state television said the quake was felt in numerous cities in the country and had damaged eight villages, including knocking out electricity in many of them.

Iranian social media was abuzz with area people evacuating their homes. Eight villages were damaged ...

Scores of people were injured in the border city of Qasr-e Shirin in Iran, state TV reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered around 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja.

Tremors could be felt as far away as in the UAE after a 7.3 magnitude natural disaster struck Northern Iraq.

"I thought at first that it was a huge bomb".

No casualties have yet to be reported. "But then I heard everyone around me screaming 'Earthquake!'" The epicenter was also 64 miles southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, near the Iranian border.

Several aftershocks also jolted the Iranian province of Kermanshah.

CNN reports that at least 6 people have been reported dead in Iraq, and dozens more are injured.

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