Earthquake Information

November 12, 2017 (18:18:17 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Iraq

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake has occurred in the northern border region of Iran and Iraq centered about 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad at a depth of 33.9 km (21 miles). The earthquake was felt as far away as Turkey, Israel and Kuwait.

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Teachable Moment Presentation

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Farsi - translation courtesy of the Geological Society of Iran

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Additional Resources

USGS Event Page

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