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Strong Earthquake Jolts Iran-Iraq Border

Powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake impacted at least 14 provinces, deaths reported

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iranian state TV says a 7.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the region near the border between Iran and Iraq.

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the quake on its website, placing its epicenter at around 32km (19 miles) outside the Iraqi city of Halabja, and issuing an “orange” alert for “shaking-related fatalities and economic losses.”

The semi-official Iranian ILNA news agency reported that at least 14 provinces had been impacted earthquake.

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