Earthquake strikes Iran–Iraq border

On November 12, a powerful earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, just inside Iran near the town of Sarpol-e Zahab. It had a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale. Buildings crumbled, homes collapsed, and some villages were wiped out. Over 500 people have died, and over 800 have been injured.

 

 

Image Credits: https://earthquake.usgs.gov for the map location image of the earthquake
Sources: http://www.aljazeera.com