A Richter scale 7.3 earthquake hit the area around the borderline amongst Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing no less than 300 individuals, state media of two nations stated. Rescuers are hunting down handfuls caught under rubble.
The U.S. Geographical Survey finds out the epicenter of the earthquake at around 32km outside the Iraqi city of Halabja.
Power was cut off in a few Iranian and Iraqi urban areas, and fears of consequential seizures sent a large number of individuals in the two nations out onto the roads and stops in the chilly climate.
Many houses in pastoral parts of the region are made of mud blocks and are known to disintegrate effortlessly in tremor-prone Iran. The Iranian military has been conveyed to help crisis administrations.
A tremor enlisting a size in the vicinity of 7 and 7.9 can exact broad and substantial harm.