The Iran-Iraq border has stirred up an earthquake measuring 7.3

The Iran-Iraq border has stirred up an earthquake measuring 7.3

Sunday evening dozens of residents of Iran and Iraq have suffered as a result of a powerful earthquake. The tremor of 7.3 on the Richter scale was recorded in 32 km from the town of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan at 21:18 local time. According to the USGS, the epicenter was at a depth of 23.2 km.

For up-to-date details on the M7.3 EQ that struck Iraq near the border with Iran on Nov. 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm local time, please visit:

— USGS (@USGS) November 12, 2017

According to the Associated Press, the disaster has claimed at least 30 lives in Iran and Iraq. About 500 people are in need of urgent medical care, as reported by the local newspaper Rudaw Media, referring to United’s crisis center of the Kurdish Autonomous region.

#Urgent Call; there are over 500 people injured& deaths recorded.Urgent medical assistance; Medical First aid kits & surgical equipment & medicine, medical teams are needed to support the local hospitals to treat the injured civilians in #Slemani governorate; #KRI Earthquake

— JCC_KRG (@JccKrg) November 12, 2017

The beginning of the earthquake was recorded by the surveillance camera in one of the coffee shops of Baghdad. Feeling the shaking, which the naked eye can see the footage from the premises on the ground floor, people in panic rushed to the street.

CCTV #video from a coffee shop in #Baghdad shows the #earthquake effect and people in panic rushing out of the shop. What happened to #DropCoverAndHoldOn ? #Iraq

— Justin Sharpe 🌋🌪🌊 (@edu4drr) November 12, 2017

Tremors led to significant damage to the infrastructure at least 14 settlements located in the affected region. Echoes of power 3 points came to Azerbaijan.

Many houses were destroyed in the #earthquake in #Suleimani , #Iraq#deprem @Mashable @Reuters @BBC

— ⭐⭐ ძενɾἶო ⭐⭐ (@darkdevrim) November 12, 2017

To help the victims of the disaster immediately came to the Red cross. The Turkish branch of the charity has already sent the neighbors the first batch of humanitarian aid.

Emergency shipments to the region from our warehouses in Erbil continue.

Turkish Red Crescent (@RedCrescentTR) November 12, 2017