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

M7.6 #earthquake (#?????) strikes 204 km NE of #Baghdad (#Iraq) 15 min ago. Effects reported by witnesses: pic.twitter.com/tUrMJAxI3f

— EMSC (@LastQuake) November 12, 2017

Eye witnesses recount:

"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."

#breaking #erbil the earth quake felt across #iraq pic.twitter.com/NxqwMu67zT

— Steven nabil (@thestevennabil) November 12, 2017

Everyone is standing outside in Kuwait...

#Earthquake in #kuwait. Everyone is standing outside. pic.twitter.com/WolwXLvzh3

— Imran Rafiq (@imranbird) November 12, 2017

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