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16 Nov 2017 description
report Caritas Australia

The Caritas network is responding to the relief effort in Iran and Iraq, after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Middle Eastern countries on Sunday 12 November.

Iran’s province of Kermanshah has been heavily affected by the earthquake, with over 530 people dead and over 8,000 people injured. In Iraq, there has been close to 10 fatalities, with over 500 people injured. Most of those affected by the earthquake in Iraq are located in the Darbandikhan region.

15 Nov 2017 description

Tehran, Nov 15, IRNA – The latest reports released on Wedesday on the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province, western Iran, on Sunday (Nov 12) night, said that it has so far claimed at least 432 lives and injured over 9,388 others.

The fatal quake occurred at 21:48 hour local time (18:18 GMT). The epicenter of the quake was registered at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.9 degrees longitude, at the depth of 11km, a shallow depth that can cause tremendous damage, in Ezgeleh region in Kermanshah Province.

15 Nov 2017 description

By David Singh

Geneva, 15 November, 2017- The collapse of some state-built homes in Sunday’s earthquake in western Iran was evidence of corruption, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a cabinet meeting today, according to state media. 

The 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit western Iran as well as northeast Iraq on 12 October 2017, and has claimed over 450 lives and injured close to 7,700 people. 

15 Nov 2017 description
report Finnish Red Cross

A severe, 7.3 magnitude earthquake has caused widespread devastation in the border regions of Iran and Iraq.

Following the earthquake on Sunday evening, volunteers from the Red Crescent societies of both Iran and Iraq have been providing assistance in searching for victims and conducting rescue operations.

The epicentre of the earthquake was located south of the city of Halabja, in Iraqi Kurdistan. The earthquake caused the most damage in Iran, where, according to the Iranian Red Crescent, at least 328 people were killed and another 3,950 were injured.

15 Nov 2017 description

Baghdad, Iraq, 15 November 2017 -- In response to the recent earthquake in the border region between Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq, WHO's office in Iraq has deployed a medical team supported with 3 ambulances, 4 tents and emergency lifesaving supplies to Sulaymaniyah governorate in northern Iraq. The health supplies, sufficient for 200 surgical operations, have been prepositioned at the Emergency Hospital in Sulaymaniyah governorate.

15 Nov 2017 description
  • As of 15 November, local media reported that the earthquake that hit close to the border between Iran and Iraq on 12 November has so far claimed at least 530 lives (most of them in Kermanshah, Iran) and 7 370 wounded people (of which at least 550 in Iraq). Houses and historical buildings have been damaged across eight cities, and 526 villages are severely affected.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 14 November 2017 - In response to the earthquake that struck the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute USD$40,000 in humanitarian aid in the first instance - USD 20,000 towards each country. The contribution will enable the distribution of relief supplies, including food and shelter, and first aid service during the emergency phase. 

15 Nov 2017 description

Tehran, Nov 14, IRNA – A 4.3 earthquake on the richter scale rocked Qasr-e-Shirin city in Kermanshah Province on Tuesday evening.

The quake, occurring at 18:46 hours local time, was registered in Ezgeleh suburbs in Kermanshah Province.

Kermanshah Province has experienced over 200 aftershocks since Sunday night.

Tehran University's Seismographic Center said the 4.3 degree quake was registered 10 kms deep inside the ground.

The Sunday night quake has reportedly left 432 people dead and 7,817 others injured.

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14 Nov 2017 description

On the evening of 12 November, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Kermanshah province with widespread damage reported across the province. Sar pol-e Zahab and Qasr-e Shirin are reported hardest hit. Early estimates indicate that over 400 lives have been lost and over 6,600 people were injured. Reports indicate that an estimated 70,000 people are in need of emergency shelter.

Anticipated scope and scale

14 Nov 2017 description
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Situation overview:

On 12 November 2017 at 21:18 local time (18:18 UTC) northeast Iraq experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of this earthquake is located 32kms from the city of Halabja. According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), approximately 1,840,000 people live with within 100km of the epicenter of this earthquake in both Iraq and Iran.

Humanitarian impact:

14 Nov 2017 description

The number of the dead people has increased because of the earthquake that hit Iraq to more than 10 people after the death of one injured person from Khanaqin area, as well as more than 430 injured, during the last two days the teams of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have conducted field assessment in order to know the human loses left by the earthquake, until now the number of the affected families have reached 200 families were deployed in the villages of Darbandikhan and Halabja in the governorate of Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, in addition to a number of government buildings …

14 Nov 2017 description

The situation

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the western part of Iran along the northern border with Iraq on Sunday 12 November 2017 at 21:48 hours, local time, killing at least 328 people and injuring more than 3,950 up to the publication of this information bulletin.

14 Nov 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details that are currently available.

The situation

On 12 November 2017 at 21:18 local time the northeast areas in Iraq were shaken by an earthquake in the magnitude of 7.2 – 7.5, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The epicentre of this earthquake is located 32 km south from the city of Halabja (UTC 34.886°N 45.941°E).

14 Nov 2017 description

Los equipos de Acción contra el Hambre han estado en la ciudad de Darbandikhan desde la madrugada de hoy evaluando los niveles de destrucción y las necesidades más urgentes de la población. “De acuerdo a los resultados que arrojen nuestras evaluaciones, decidiremos cuál es la respuesta más adecuada, en coordinación con las autoridades gubernamentales y otros organizaciones”, señala Aneta Sarna, directora de Acción contra el Hambre en Irak.

14 Nov 2017 description

Sulaymaniyah – On Monday, 13 November an IOM Iraq Mobile Medical Team arrived in Kani Bardina village, Warmawa district, to provide medical assistance to families, following an earthquake of 7.3 on the Richter scale the previous evening, which struck 32 kilometres from the city of Halabja in the governorate of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.

Approximately half of the 40 homes in Kani Bardina village were damaged or destroyed in the earthquake.

14 Nov 2017 description

Tehran, Nov 14, IRNA – Latest reports on Tuesday shows that the number of those killed in the powerful earthquake that rocked several provinces in western Iran, including Kermanshah Province, has risen to 432.

The 7.3-magnitude quake occurred at 21:48 hour local time (18:18 GMT).

The epicenter of the powerful quake was registered at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.9 degrees longitude, at the depth of 11km, a shallow depth that can cause tremendous damage, in Ezgeleh region in Kermanshah Province.

14 Nov 2017 description

Khorramabad, Nov 14, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale rocked Kuhdasht city, Lorestan Province, western Iran, on Tuesday.

According to the seismological center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred at 7:58 hours local time (4:28 GMT Tuesday) in an area located at 47.55 degrees longitude and 33.84 degrees latitude and in the depth of 10 kilometers.

There is no immediate report on possible casualties or damage.

14 Nov 2017 description
report Direct Relief

More than 400 people are dead and thousands injured after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake reverberated from its epicenter in Ezgeleh, Iran, near the Iraq border, on Sunday night.

The earthquake was tracked about 135 miles north of Baghdad. Some of the worst damage was reported to be in the mountainous regions of Iran. Search efforts were underway for survivors Monday after many slept in the streets Sunday night during the ensuing aftershocks.

At least eight people were killed on the Iraq side of the border, with more than 500 hurt.

14 Nov 2017 description

Tehran, Nov 13, IRNA – Latest reports on the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province, western Iran, on Sunday night, said that it has so far claimed at least 430 lives and injured over 7,156 others.

The fatal quake occurred at 21:48 hour local time (18:18 GMT).

The epicenter of the quake was registered at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.9 degrees longitude, at the depth of 11km, a shallow depth that can cause tremendous damage, in Ezgeleh region in Kermanshah Province.