Updated: 11/14/2017 4:29:43 PM
"The rescue operations in the Kermanshah province have ended," Pir-Hossein Kolivand, head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services, said on state TV.
Iran's state-run IRNA news agency said 530 people were killed in Iran and more than 8,000 injured when the earthquake hit the country, affecting at least 14 provinces with almost 2 million people.
More than 70,000 people needed emergency shelter, the head of Iranian Red Crescent said, while ground is keep shaking each 10-15 minutes with smaller earthquakes 2 to 4.5 magnitude.
Updated: 11/14/2017 1:31:54 AM
In last 24 hours Baba Bozog region in Iran is hit with 37 smaller earthquakes, with strongest one of 4.3 magnitude.
Yesterdays affected earthquakes area remain active with new shakes of maximum 4.7 magnitude.
Updated: 11/14/2017 12:05:49 AM
At least 452 people were killed and thousands injured after a powerful earthquake struck near the border of Iran and Iraq late Sunday, CNN told.
The earthquake is the deadliest of the year, eclipsing the one that hit Mexico City in September, and was felt as far away as Turkey and Pakistan.
Updated: 11/13/2017 6:22:15 AM
Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency raised the death toll to 341 on Monday and said 5,953 people were injured after the quake that struck the country’s western provinces at 9.20pm local time on Sunday. Local officials said the tolls would rise as search and rescue teams reached remote areas.
Published Sunday, November 12, 2017
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 140 people and injuring hundreds more.
At least 129 people died in western Iran's Kermanshah province, officials told state media.
Six more were reported dead in Iraq. The death toll is likely to rise.
The earthquake sparked panic, with fears of aftershocks sending residents out into the streets.
Mosques in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have been broadcasting prayers through loudspeakers.
Most of the victims were in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 15 km from the border, Iran's emergency services chief, Pir Hossein Koolivand was quoted as saying on Iranian state television channel IRINN.
The town's main hospital was severely damaged, leaving it struggling to treat hundreds of wounded, state TV reported.
"The situation there is very critical," Kurdish Health Minister Rekawt Hama Rasheed told Reuters news agency.
The quake hit 30km southwest of Halabja, near the northeastern border with Iran, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The occurred at a depth of 33.9 km, and tremors were felt in Turkey, Israel and Kuwait.
Iraq earthquake Facts
Affected Area: 300 km.
Alert Level: Orange