Earthquake Hits Iraq And Iran, At Least Six Dead

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

At least six people have been killed by a major quake that shook a large area on the Iran-Iraq border 217 miles north of Baghdad on Sunday, Iranian state TV reported according to The Independent.

It struck 32km (20mi) south-west of the Iraqi town of Halabja, the USGS said.

At least eight villages were damaged in Iran after the quake Iran's state TV reported.

Semi-official Fars news agency and state news agency IRNA said at least six people were killed and many others injured in the border town of Qasr-e Shirin.

It wasn't immediately clear if there were casualties or how much damage the temblor caused.

In the province of Sulaimaniyah, located in Iraq's Kurdistan region, residents ran out onto the streets at the time of the quake and some minor property damage was recorded.

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Many residents in the Iraqi capital Baghdad rushed out of houses and tall buildings in panic.

Several people posted videos of swaying light fixtures to social media.

An natural disaster measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit has Iraq's Sulaimaniyah province, killing four persons and injuring 50 others, the media reported.

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

Iran is prone to near daily quakes as it sits on many major fault lines.

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