A 7.6 magnitude earthquake just struck near the Iran-Iraq border (in Iraq, southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey). Initial reports of damage in Baghdad and that the tremor was felt in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.
Prelim M7.2 earthquake Iran-Iraq border region Nov-12 18:18 UTC, updates https://t.co/QIaZuvWNXu
— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) November 12, 2017
— EMSC (@LastQuake) November 12, 2017
"Terrible... Extremely horrible"
"The swaying was significant, I stood up and tried to get to a doorway and stumbled a little bit. It lasted nearly 5 minutes with the first 2 minutes being the strongest."
— Steven nabil (@thestevennabil) November 12, 2017
Moments after the quake strikes Erbil people are rushing into the streets...
— Rekar Aziz (@Rekarricci) November 12, 2017
Everyone is standing outside in Kuwait...
— Imran Rafiq (@imranbird) November 12, 2017