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On Sunday 12 November 2017 at 18:18 UTC time, a M7.3 earthquake hit the northern Iran-Iraq border area at a depth of ~20km. The epicenter is located between the Iranian Kermanshah Province and the Iraqi Governorate of Sulaymaniyah, at 220 km northeast from Baghdad, Iraq, and at 620 km west from Tehran, Iran. According to media reports as of 13 November 2017, 335 casualties have been reported and 2,530 people have been estimated injured.

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NOV. 13 — Relief International teams have begun responding to the devastating earthquake that destroyed homes and lives in Iran and Iraq Sunday night.

13 Nov 2017 description

7.3 magnitude and 19 km deep earthquake occurred at a distance of 32 km south-west of the Iraqi city of Aleppo, at a point near the Iraqi / Iranian border, at 21:19 Turkey time.

The earthquake was felt at Syria, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia. According to the initial reports of the earthquake that 7 people lost their lives in Iraq and about 50 people were injured. In Iran, according to official news agency IRNA, 341 casualties and about 5,953 injuries were reported.

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Tehran, Nov 13, IRNA – Managing Director of Water Resources Management Company Mohammad Hajj Rasouliha said on Monday that upon primary inspections there is no problem for 21 dams located within range of 125 kilometers from the earthquake center.

Hajj Rasouliha, who is in west of Iran to consider situations of dams and installations in quake-stricken area told IRNA over phone that considering the magnitude of the tremor, according to the international standards all structures and installations within the reach of 125 kilometers from quake center must be controlled and inspected.

13 Nov 2017 description

Los Angeles/London - International Medical Corps has deployed a mobile medical team to Sulaymaniyah, Iraq after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck along the Iran-Iraq border on November 12. The medical team is comprised of personnel experienced in emergency medicine and includes one doctor, two nurses, and one pharmacist.

13 Nov 2017 description

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit western part of Iran along the border with Iraq on Sunday Nov.12, 2017 at 21:48 pm local time, killing at least 328 people and injuring more than 3950 up to now.

According to the official reports, Power is cut off in the cities of Qasre-Shirin, Gilane-Garb, Kermanshah, Sare-Pule-Zahab in Kermanshah and houses in some western Iranian villages have been severely damaged to various degrees. The quake also shook the Iranian provinces of Kordestan, Ilam, Khuzestan, Markazi, West Azarbaijan, East Azarbaijan, Lorestan, Qazvin, Zanjan, Qom and Tehran.

13 Nov 2017 description

7.3 magnitute and 19 km deep earthquake occurred at a distance of 32 km south-west of the Iraqi city of Aleppo, at a point near the Iraqi / Iranian border, at 21:19 Turkey time.

The earthquake was felt at Syria, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia. According to the first reports of the earthquake that 7 people lost their lives in Iraq and about 50 people were injured. In Iran, according to official news agency IRNA, 341 lives and about 5,953 people were injured.

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Earthquake in Iran and Iraq: Red Crescent teams providing rescue and first aid as picture of devastation continues to emerge

Red Crescent volunteers in northern Iraq and Iran are providing urgent search and rescue and first aid to victims of the devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the region yesterday evening at 21:18 local time. According to Iran Red Crescent at least 328 people have been killed and 3950 injured. In Iraq, the Iraqi Red Crescent report that 9 people have been killed and more than 425 injured.

13 Nov 2017 description
  • On 12 November at 18.18 UTC, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck in Halabja in Iraq, next to the Iranian border. This was followed by a series of small after-shocks ranging between 4 and 4.6 Richter. The major humanitarian consequences appear to be concentrated in Iran, in Sarpol Zahab city and surrounding areas of Kermanshah province, with media reporting more than 300 people dead and more than 6 000 people injured. The quake was also felt in other countries such as Turkey, Kuwait, Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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(Baghdad, 13 November 2017): An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale struck last night approximately 32kms from the city of Halabja, Iraq. The earthquake was felt across Iraq, including in the cities of Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and Basra.

“There have been reports of six fatalities and upward of 500 casualties,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and we extend our sincerest condolences to all of the people impacted by this tragedy.”

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Situation overview:

On 12 November 2017 at 21:18 local time (18:18 UTC) northwest Iraq experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of approximately 7.2 – 7.5, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). 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.

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Tehran, Nov 13, IRNA – The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province, western Iran, on Sunday night, has so far claimed at least 407 lives and injured over 6,700 others.

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 Ozgoleh region in Kermanshah Province.

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Situation overview:

At 21:18 local time (18:18 UTC) northwest Iraq/northern Iran experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of approximately 7.2 – 7.5, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The epicenter of this earthquake is located 32kms from the city of Halabja. The earthquake was felt across Iraq, including in the cities of Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and Basra.

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Tehran, Nov 13, IRNA – The 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Kermanshah Province, western Iran has so far claimed the lives of 164 people and injured 1,568 ones, deputy health minister said.

'The death toll and casualties are increasing,' Qasem Jan Babaie told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

The quake occurred on Sunday at 21:5 local time (17:35 GMT) and its epicenter was registered at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.81 degrees longitude, 11km deep in the ground in Ozgoleh region in Kermanshah Province.

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The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and damage following the earthquake that struck the border region of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq on Sunday evening.

He conveys his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Governments and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq. He wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

The Secretary-General commends the local response efforts underway. The United Nations stands ready to assist if required.

12 Nov 2017 description

November 12, 2017 20:28 GMT

At least six people have been killed and many injured in the western Iranian town of Qasr-e Shirin from an earthquake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border, Iranian state television reports.

At least four dead were also reported in Iraq's Kurdistan region.

The earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck northern Iraq on November 12, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It initially said the quake was of a magnitude 7.2, before revising it to 7.3.

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Tehran, Nov 12, IRNA – At least two people were killed and many more wounded by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Kermanshah Province, western Iran, said governor of Qasr-e Shirin city late on Sunday.

Faramarz Akbari further noted that estimating damages is impossible due to the massive power cut.

The panic-stricken people rushed to the streets in the quake-hit areas, the official added, noting that even mobile phones are disrupted.

Certain residential units have sustained cracks and a number of houses have collapsed, he said.