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Massive Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border, Damage Reported In Baghdad

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake just struck near the Iran-Iraq border (in Iraq, southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey). Initial reports of damage in Baghdad and that the tremor was felt in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.

Prelim M7.2 earthquake Iran-Iraq border region Nov-12 18:18 UTC, updates https://t.co/QIaZuvWNXu

— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes)

M7.6

() strikes 204 km NE of () 15 min ago. Effects reported by witnesses: pic.twitter.com/tUrMJAxI3f

— EMSC (@LastQuake)

Eye witnesses recount:

"Terrible... Extremely horrible"

 

"The swaying was significant, I stood up and tried to get to a doorway and stumbled a little bit. It lasted nearly 5 minutes with the first 2 minutes being the strongest."

the earth quake felt across pic.twitter.com/NxqwMu67zT

— Steven nabil (@thestevennabil)

Everyone is standing outside in Kuwait...

in . Everyone is standing outside. pic.twitter.com/WolwXLvzh3

— Imran Rafiq (@imranbird)

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