Iran 7.3 Earthquake: Full Story & Must-See Updates

Nov 13, 2017, 00:28
Iran 7.3 Earthquake: Full Story & Must-See Updates

"Past orange alerts have required a regional or national level response".

Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalın also said AFAD and Turkish Red Crescent have started preparations to provide medicines and basic necessities such as blankets.

"Four people were killed by the earthquake" in Darbandikhan, the Iraqi town's mayor Nasseh Moulla Hassan told AFP.

Local media reported that eight villages in Iran had been damaged by the quake and rescue teams had been sent to those areas.

As a result of the quake, 138 people were injured in Iran, the figure may increase, the dead data is not yet available, a source in the Iranian Red Crescent told RIA Novosti.

Both agencies reported 25 people had been wounded.

A powerful natural disaster has struck large parts of northern Iraq and the capital Baghdad, also causing damage in a number of villages across the border in Iran where local media said at least six people had been killed.

The semi-official Iranian ILNA news agency reported that at least 14 provinces had been impacted by the quake. The US Geological Survey reported that the quake was of a magnitude 7.2.

A 7.2 magnitude quake has hit near the Iran-Iraq border. In the town of Diyarbakir, residents also left their homes before returning.