Large natural disaster near Iran, Iraq border

7.2 magnitude earthquake rocks northern Iraq

7.2 magnitude earthquake rocks northern Iraq

The temblor struck Azgaleh in Iran, an area about 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the city of Halabjah, near the Iraq-Iran border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The tremor was felt at Baghdad and other parts of Iraq, reported the Independent, quoting Iraqi Meteorology department.

The quake was also felt in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

Reuters said local media were reporting that eight villages in Iran have been damaged by the quake and several have lost electricity.

At least six individuals have been killed in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah following a massive natural disaster in the frontier areas of the country with Iraq.

The authorities have said that rescue workers have been dispatched to the earthquake-hit areas in the country.

A 7.2 magnitude natural disaster has struck the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, near the border with Iran, with shockwaves felt as far away as Qatar. I was playing piano and MJ chair moved from left to right!

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