Strong earthquake hits Iraq

Updated 2017-11-13 09:06:07 Xinhua
People gather outdoor in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 12, 2017. A huge earthquake hit Iraq's northern province of Sulaimaniyah on Sunday, killing four people and injuring 50 others, according to the Kurdish Rudaw newsite. The earthquake was felt in many Iraqi provinces in the north and central regions, including the Iraqi capital Baghdad, witnesses said. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)

People gather outdoor in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 12, 2017. A huge earthquake hit Iraq's northern province of Sulaimaniyah on Sunday, killing four people and injuring 50 others, according to the Kurdish Rudaw newsite. The earthquake was felt in many Iraqi provinces in the north and central regions, including the Iraqi capital Baghdad, witnesses said. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Iraq at 2:18 a.m. Monday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 34.9 degrees north latitude and 45.75 degrees east longitude.

The quake struck at a depth of about 20 km.

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