Sunday, 25 February, 2018

Huge 7.3 magnitude quake hits Iraq near Iranian border

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has hit near the Iran Iraq border A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has hit near the Iran Iraq border
Kenny Thornton | 12 November, 2017, 21:52

The temblor was centered 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of Halabja, Iraq, and had a depth of 33.9 kilometers (21 miles), the US Geological Survey said.

Some social media users in Israel, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have also reported feeling tremors.

An Iraqi meteorology official told Reuters that the strong quake which hit parts of Iraq on Sunday, including the capital Baghdad, was measuring 6.5 magnitude.

"The quake was felt in several Iranian provinces bordering Iraq ..."

Rublev thrashes Coric, sets up Chung rematch in Next Gen final
South Korea's Hyeon Chung has won the inaugural NextGen Finals after beating Andrey Rublev in the tournament decider in Milan. Chung wasted two match points on Rublev's serve before clinching the title in his next service game.

An quake rattled the Iran-Iraq border on November 12, 2017.

Iran's state TV reported that at least eight villages were damaged in the quake.

An natural disaster of magnitude 7.2 has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says.

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