Earthquake hits Iraq near border with Iran, several killed in both countries

Earthquake hits Iraq near border with Iran, several killed in both countriesBy Raya Jalabi and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – At least four people died in Iraq and several were killed across the border in Iran on Sunday when a strong earthquake hit the region, officials and state media in the two countries said. The US Geological Survey said the quake measured a magnitude of 7.3, while an Iraqi meteorology official put its magnitude at 6.5 with the epicenter in Penjwin in Sulaimaniyah province in the Kurdistan region close to the main border crossing with Iran. Kurdish health officials said as well as at least four people being killed there were 50 injured.



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