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Seven dead as 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Iraq

Seven dead as 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Iraq  

 

Tremors felt as far away as in the UAE and Kuwait

 

 

A made available by the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows a intensity shake map of what was believed to be a 7.2-magnitude earthquake at the Iraqi-Iranian border region near Halabjah, Iraq. It has since been upgraded to a 7.3 magnitude quake. USGS

 

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

At least seven people have died and a number injured as the quake hit Iraq's Kurdish region near the Iranian border, as well as impacting Baghdad and villages across the border in Iran.

Initially thought to be a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, the incident was revised up to 7.3.

source. www.thenational.ae

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