Strong quake hits Iraq-Iran border region

Strong quake hits Iraq-Iran border region

Strong quake hits Iraq-Iran border region

The semi-official Iranian ILNA news agency reported that at least 14 provinces had been impacted by the natural disaster.

The quake was said to have a magnitude of 7.3, although earlier reports said it had been 7.2, according to Daily Mail.

The quake's epicenter was located 32 kilometers north of the Iranian city of Sarpol-e Zahab and 100 kilometers southeast of Iraq's Sulaumaniyah at a depth of ten kilometers.

At least six people died and dozens were hurt after a 7.3-magnitude natural disaster jolted the "Iraq-Iran border region" on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced, as people across the region reported damage to buildings in the area. Eight villages were damaged ...

Iranian media gave contradictory figures on the number of people killed in the quake.

Eight villages were reportedly damaged in Iran and at least six people were killed with many others injured in the border town of Qasri Shirin in Iran, Iranian state TV said. Both cities are hundreds of miles away.

The quake-hit area is also around 200km northeast of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

A collapsed building is seen on top of a crushed vehicle in a photo taken in Kermanshah Province in Iran.

The extent of damage and casualties remain to be seen.

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