An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has hit Iraq southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey.
The powerful tremor struck near the border with Iran late Sunday. The epicenter of the quake was located some 34 km below the surface, according to the USGS.
Prelim M7.2 earthquake Iran-Iraq border region Nov-12 18:18 UTC, updates https://t.co/QIaZuvWNXu
— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) November 12, 2017
— Reza Sayah (@SayahTweets) November 12, 2017
#breaking#erbil the earth quake felt across #iraqpic.twitter.com/NxqwMu67zT (RT)