ERBIL — The powerful earthquake in the Kurdish regions in Iran and Iraq on Sunday left more than 340 people dead and thousands more injured.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the 7.3-magnitude quake was centered 32 kilometers southwest of the city of Halabja in northeastern Iraqi Kurdistan Region at a depth of 33.9 kilometers.

The Kurdish areas in Iran and Iraq were the most affected by the earthquake.

Iran’s Kermanshah Province bore the brunt of the quake, as the Iranian Interior Ministry reported 336 deaths and nearly 4,000 people injuries.

Meanwhile, at least seven people were killed and more than 540 others injured in the Kurdistan Region, according to officials.

The town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 15 kilometers from the Iraqi border, was most severely shaken by the quake, with dozens of people killed, the reports said.


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