It killed about 400 people and injured 7,000.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, U.A.E, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.
Though the epicentre was in Iraq, most casualties were in Iran’s Kurdish heartland. As older buildings stayed standing, many newer blocks collapsed. Some locals blame poor construction and government corruption, writes a Middle Eastern correspondent.
It was not just a natural disaster,the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border last night was the deadliest of the year
An eye witness said
“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.”
Iranian state TV said Iraqi officials had reported six deaths and 200 injuries inside Iraq, though there was no official comment from Iraq’s government.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja.
The Islamic Republic of Iran News Network quoted the head of the country’s emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, as saying at least 61 had been killed and 300 injured on Iran’s side of the border.
Iranian state TV also said Iraqi officials reported at least six people dead inside Iraq, along with more than 50 people injured in Sulaymaniyah province and about 150 in Khanaquin city. No reports were immediately available from Iraq’s government.
Koulivand earlier told a local television station that the earthquake knocked out electricity in Iran’s western cities of Mehran and Ilam. He also said 35 rescue teams were providing assistance.
The semi-official Iranian ILNA news agency said at least 14 provinces in Iran had been affected by the earthquake.
A woman mourns loved ones who died in an earthquake, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Authorities reported that a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iraq-Iran border region on Monday and killed more than three hundred people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast.
Everyone is standing outside , even down in Kuwait.
Archive opinion on such things
Alex Jones~Folks, it’s just my opinion, but I believe that Iran was hit with an earthquake by means of HAARP, here is why:
I remember reading yesterday (I believe on a link from Propaganda Matrix and LibertyThink.com) on CyberSpaceOrbit.com about HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) being turned on at the same time that the terror color alert was issued (HAARP comes on in idle Hi-power mode just after High terror alert issued).
I told one of my friends that I wouldn’t be surprised if we started getting hit with earthquakes, volcanoes, or some other condition that HAARP reportedly causes (HAARP Home Page – Radar Matrix – HAARP.net).
I then got a phone call this morning as I was on the way back home, that Iran was hit with a massive earthquake with reported deaths at around 5,000-6,000 (Iran Quake Reportedly Kills 5,000-6,000). Once I arrived home, I began pulling articles and have found that now the number is estimated more closely to 20,000 (Thousands Feared Dead in Iran Earthquake).
I began talking to my friend Eric Hufschmid about this, in which case he sent me a copy of recent massive earthquakes (Data of MAJOR Earthquakes within the past 5 days)… NOTICE HOW THERE HAVE BEEN 8 MAJOR EARTHQUAKES (7 listed on the article, 8 listed on the Govt’s website) THAT HAVE BEEN OCCURRING SINCE DECEMBER 21st?! BUT YET THE NEWS IS TRYING TO WHITEWASH THIS BY LISTING MAJOR EARTHQUAKES SINCE 1923, AS IF THIS IS A RANDOM AND NATURAL OCCURRENCE?! (Raw Data: Major Earthquakes Since 1923). They even go so far as to call it “raw data” — GIVE ME A BREAK!
I then called my friend and told her that I’m sure there will be a press conference, that will try and justify this as a convenient excuse to invade, er, help Iran (White House Offers Aid to Iran After Earthquake) — even though we were gearing up to invade them a while back… (U.S. Accuses Iran of Trying to Make Nuclear Weapons – In-House Memos on Television and Print Media News Presentations – Project for the New American Empire & Archie’s Comments)
Now I can only wonder what pre-text we’re going to use to go after Syria, since it appears that we’ll now use this to get Iran.