Earthquake in Iran and Iraq – level 2

22-11-2017 07:00

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Iran-Iraq border. About 1.8 million people live within 100 kilometres from its epicentre. This earthquake killed hundreds of people, many dying in a province in Iran.

The earthquake injured about 4,000 people in western Iran and displaced 70,000 people. One town in Iran had many victims, including its own hospital.

In Baghdad, 300 kilometres from the earthquake’s epicentre, people could still feel the earthquake.

Difficult words: magnitude (size, strength), epicentre (the middle of where an earthquake hits), displace (make somebody move).

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