UPDATE: The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the Iraq-Iran border has claimed more than 400 lives and caused thousands of injuries. According to BBC reporting, the earthquake is the largest and most deadly earthquake of the year, causing more than 7,000 injuries alone. Western Iran has suffered the most damage and is considered to be the largest to hit the area in history. Locals of the areas affected are searching frantically though rubble hoping to find their family members before it’s too late.
Buildings and homes have collapsed leaving many without the most basic of needs such as good, water, electricity, and housing. The National Geographic suggested that the earthquake was most likely caused by collision of two tectonic plates: the Arabia plate, made up of the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan, and the Eurasia plate which includes Iran.
Sunday, November 12th
On Sunday, a deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iraq-Iran border. The tremor started at 9:18 p.m local time, has killed more than 100 people, and has left around 300 injured. BBC has reported that the head of Iran’s Red Crescent Organization, Morteza Salim has stated 8 villages have communicated damage.
“Some other villages have suffered power cuts and their telecommunications system has also been disturbed,”
Keep checking back for more updates as we learn more.