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The number of victims of the earthquake on the border of Iran and Iraq exceeded 530 people

The earthquake of a magnitude of 7.2, which occurred on November 12 on the border of Iran and Iraq, killing, according to official data, at least 530 people. Affected more than 7,100 people.

These data were published after the Iranian authorities announced the completion of the rescue operation.

As previously reported, the affected residents of the 14 Iranian provinces, mostly Kurdish province of Kermanshah.

The worst affected settlements in the areas Sarah-Field-Zahtab and Qasr-Shirin, where there were the greatest number of victims.

The analysis of the debris was attracted by two specialized battalions, 500 commandos, 20 groups forensics to identify the victims and the handlers.

The red Crescent said that in Iran destroyed thousands of homes, about 70 thousand Iranians need some temporary housing.

As reported by the European-Mediterranean seismological centre, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred on November 12 at 20:18 on the border of Iran and Iraq (initially reported the magnitude 7.5 and 7.6). The focus lies at a depth of 19 km. the earthquake Epicenter was located about 212 km North-East of Baghdad. The closest to the epicenter town of Halabja (about 40 km North of the epicenter), in Iraqi Kurdistan. This town is approximately 10 km from the border with Iran.

Tremors were felt in many countries of the middle East, including in Israel.

Iran and northeastern Iraq are in a seismic zone. In 2003 an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 destroyed the ancient city of BAM is one of the most important transit points on the silk road. Then killed more than 26,000, 30.000 injured, up to 90% of the buildings and infrastructure of the city was destroyed.

The number of victims of the earthquake on the border of Iran and Iraq exceeded 530 people
14.11.2017

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