Turkey first to deliver relief supplies to quake-hit northern Iraq

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

Meanwhile, the quake was reported to be magnitude-7.2 according to the United States Geological Survey and magnitude-7.6 according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the quake on its website, announcing its epicenter at around 32km (19 miles) outside the Iraqi city of Halabja.

State television from the country added that it had been felt in a number of cities and villages had been damaged, with various villages out of electricity.

One killed, another 100 were injured in Iraq as a result of the natural disaster on the Iran-Iraq border, a source in the health sector of the Iraqi province of Diyala told.

Health officials said most of the wounded were in Darbandikhan, 75 kilometres (47 miles) east of the major city of Sulaimaniyah in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. But then I heard everyone around me screaming "Earthquake!"'.

Many houses in rural parts of the province are made of mud bricks, known to crumble easily in quake-prone Iran.

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 property damage was recorded, an AFP reporter said.

Iraq's Meteorological Organization issued a warning on state TV urging people to stay away from buildings and to avoid from using elevators, CNN reported.

Residents in the UAE took to social media to report they felt the tremors.



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