Over 61 Dead, 300 Injured After Huge Quake Strikes Iran-Iraq Border

Tyler Durden's picture

Update: AP reports that Iranian officials raise death toll to at least 61, more than 300 injured during earthquake on Iran-Iraq border region.

Iranian state TV said Iraqi officials had reported six deaths and 200 injuries inside Iraq, though there was no official comment from Iraq's government.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja.

The Islamic Republic of Iran News Network quoted the head of the country's emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, as saying at least 61 had been killed and 300 injured on Iran's side of the border.

Iranian state TV also said Iraqi officials reported at least six people dead inside Iraq, along with more than 50 people injured in Sulaymaniyah province and about 150 in Khanaquin city. No reports were immediately available from Iraq's government.

Koulivand earlier told a local television station that the earthquake knocked out electricity in Iran's western cities of Mehran and Ilam. He also said 35 rescue teams were providing assistance.

The semi-official Iranian ILNA news agency said at least 14 provinces in Iran had been affected by the earthquake.

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Update: Iranian Student News Association (ISNA) reports that officials are saying "so far, 30 people were killed and 200 people injured with more expected to be added to this number as first responders being excavation to fix the problem, we are delivering water and electricity to the people."

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As we detailed earlier, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake just struck near the Iran-Iraq border (in Iraq, southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey). Initial reports of damage in Baghdad and that the tremor was felt in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.

Eye witnesses recount:

"Terrible... Extremely horrible"


"The swaying was significant, I stood up and tried to get to a doorway and stumbled a little bit. It lasted nearly 5 minutes with the first 2 minutes being the strongest."


Moments after the quake strikes Erbil people are rushing into the streets...

Everyone is standing outside in Kuwait...



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Skateboarder's picture

It was Assad! Somebody do something about that man!

junction's picture

It begins.  As the seismic waves race through the Earth's fractured crust, expect earthquakes along fault lines to Afghanistan and beyond. 

knukles's picture


And they happen to have been spraying the piss out of the place south of Big Sur; now forecasting rain this coming week.  Duh

Lost in translation's picture

Bigtime spraying over SoCal. Starts out over the ocean, then spreads east, over land.

knukles's picture

So we might infer they're tryingf hard to induce rain in the central to southern part of the state.

Skateboarder's picture

Was having lunch in Thousand Oaks last week. Looked up and saw two giant parallel spray lines like they were painting a lane. Told my homie, "look bro, we're getting bug sprayed!"

NoDecaf's picture

It was Lebanon! they found some markings.

IH8OBAMA's picture

Lots of shaking to those mud huts and stucco palaces?  Must have scared the crap out of those sand nigs.


French Bloke's picture

HAARP seems no longer to be just a cospiracy theory...

Anything that can be done to disrupt supply lines to Syria/Lebanon is legitamate...

Ms No's picture

Hitting in AZ right now.  Wish I could show you some pics I got a couple of days ago.  Everybody I sent them too said "holy shit, what is that?".  If they aren't spraying us with shit then our atmosphere has changed, either of which they wouldn't want us to know.  I get sick everytime it gets bad and so does my dog.  My old doctor in Scottsdale said that she knew they would get flooded with respiratory and sinus problems the second she saw them.  So, that doesn't sound like an atmosphere change.  Unless it is a consequence of them trying to block cosmic rays.  Vegas was being sprayed to hell and back when I was there prior to the false flag too.  It's always going on there.


marketheretic's picture

Saw the exact same thing in South Bay last week.

vulcanraven's picture

Confirmed. I have been noticing the strangest cloud patterns rolling in from the coast lately... they look so unnatural and like none I have ever seen before.

Ms No's picture

If you are in Phoenix look to the west right now, before it spreads out.

Raffie's picture

It was the Russins again.

Mr Hankey's picture

What does this have to do with flagwanking?

thatthingcanfly's picture

Was Mohammad bin Salman involved?


Proofreder's picture

It is so simple with the earthquakes in Iran ...

any fool should understand -

Either God or Allah DOES NOT LIKE MUSLIMS !

Wonder which one.


Mustafa Kemal's picture


 looking strong there dude

GotAFriendInBen's picture

Didn't we spend billions not long ago to do the same thing?

Lumberjack's picture

Depth 34 km. Natural quake.

thatthingcanfly's picture

You mean to tell me Halliburton has found a way to frack at a depth of 34 km!!??

Damn Republicans.

Lumberjack's picture

Well, according to Al Gore, it’s millions of degrees1 km down. Must be Billions at that depth. We’re all doomed!

Ms No's picture

Deep quakes spread and get larger.  If you look at this globe you can see the progress from the very deep quakes in western pacific.  Edit: The ones that are super deep are the ones high off the globe.  Then you see some with slightly shorter stems and then the bigger shallower one in the ME.  It's pretty interesting to watch.  We had some good sized quakes at both poles recently too and north pole quake spread down through Canada and the US. 


medium giraffe's picture

whole lotta sheikin' going on

CoCosAB's picture

It's a sign from god eheheheheheheh

DEMIZEN's picture

my allah akbar scale shows 8.4

Billybullshit's picture

Alans snack bar shows two teas and a bacon sandwich

kbohip's picture

They don't serve the LGBT sandwich there though.

Hulk's picture

 If you think thats mayonnaise in that sammich your nuts cause its from nuts !!!

Implied Violins's picture

The Russian judge gave it a 5.9.

DarthVaderMentor's picture

Now is the time for the Saudis to attack Iran.

Dead Canary's picture

Global warming is to blame.

MTCW (my two cents worth)

Winston Churchill's picture

Do not adjust your set, regular scheduled warring will be resumed shortly.

They have earthquakes in that region constantly, I barely noticed them after the first

couple of times they're so common.

Truth Eater's picture

Rev 9:13  And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
Rev 9:14  Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
Rev 9:15  And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
Rev 9:16  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.


And soon the expected mahdi will crawl out of the hole to lead the muslim caliphate.  He is likley to be Apollyon.

Ms No's picture

In this case that is actually entirely pertinent to this issue.  The Bible can be looked at from multiple viewpoints, one being a historical record of real cycles.  If you go looking for these on the internet be careful because some are hoaxes.  The underlying phenomenon is real.  Some call it "atmospheric horns."  Fine by me.

Canada- "There has been a lot of buzz the last few weeks about strage sounds in the atmosphere... It came in many forms last Sunday night...  That's when the goosebumps got me and I thought that was just really strange... I don't think I have ever had a response that big about something...

U of S professor John Pierre says they are picking up noise for an environmental antennae nice natural noise.  It's really actually not a noise it's a electromagnetic waves from the aurora or radiation belt."  Yeah baby!


Minnesota: "It was kind of a hollow metal scraping sound... somber music and eerie sounding...  Erin Busing and his wife were just as beffuddled (army core of engineers) we both woke up and opened the window... maybe the ice cracked and was moving up against a sheer plain?  Whatever it was you weren't hearing things"


Spokane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_vq_2v1row

US, UK, Costa Rica, Russia, Czech Republic, Australia.....

"We have analyzed records of these sounds and found that most of their spectrum lies within the infrasound range, i.e. is not audible to humans. What people hear is only a small fraction of the actual power of these sounds. They are low-frequency acoustic emissions in the range between 20 and 100 Hz modulated by ultra-low infrasonic waves from 0.1 to 15 Hz. In geophysics, they are called acoustic-gravity waves; they are formed in the upper atmosphere, at the atmosphere-ionosphere boundary in particular. There can be quite a lot of causes why those waves are generated: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, storms, tsunamis, etc. However, the scale of the observed humming sound in terms of both the area covered and its power far exceeds those that can be generated by the above-mentioned phenomena.

In our opinion, the source of such powerful and immense manifestation of acoustic-gravity waves must be very large-scale energy processes. These processes include powerful solar flares and huge energy flows generated by them, rushing towards Earth's surface and destabilizing the magnetosphere, ionosphere and upper atmosphere. Thus, the effects of powerful solar flares: the impact of shock waves in the solar wind, streams of corpuscles and bursts of electromagnetic radiation are the main causes of generation of acoustic-gravitation waves following increased solar activity.
Given the surge in solar activity as manifested itself in the higher number and energy of solar flares since mid-2011, we can assume that there is a high probability of impact of the substantial increase in solar activity on the generation of the unusual humming coming from the sky."




Ms No's picture

P.S.  I forgot the most important part.  We haven't had any big solar flares recently and they are back.  We also know that our atmosphere is shrinking due to low number of sunspots, this creates vulnerability to cosmic rays.  The cosmic rays likely charge the core electrically.  Cosmic rays were last measured to be up 14% on the west coast and 19% on the east coast. 

This is what you want to watch and what I have been watching since 2008.  It is clearly predictive.  2008-2009 was over a hundred year record low minimum.  We are going into grand solar minimum.  Nobody has a clue either.

 Sunspot number: 0
What is the sunspot number?
Updated 12 Nov 2017

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 11 days
2017 total: 79 days (25%)
2016 total: 32 days (9%)
2015 total: 0 days (0%)

2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
2013 total: 0 days (0%)
2012 total: 0 days (0%)
2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
2010 total: 51 days (14%)
2009 total: 260 days (71%)


shovelhead's picture

I like the comedy angle. Jews from outer space.

Ms No's picture

There is no comedy about it.  People just wont believe it until the rest of the herd does.  If you need MSM even NASA had mentioned it.

April 1, 2009 The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market as soon as you think it has hit bottom it goes even lower.  2008 was a bear.  There were no sunspots observed on 266 of the 365 days that year (73%).  To find a year with more blank suns you have to go back to 1913 which had 311 spotless days.  Maybe not.  Sunspot counts for 2009 have dropped even lower.  As of March 31st there were no sunspots on 78 of the years 90 days (87%)... We are experiencing a very deep solar minimum... "  Then of course when they later mentioned they claimed that no solar minimum could over overpower the stregth of manmade global warming.


More MSM:  https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090504-sun-global-cooling.html

More MSM:  http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/16/nasa.upper.atmosphere.shrinking/index.html







These guys can run it down in one video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7whL9jvdL5s

kbohip's picture

"I'm not saying it was aliens....but it was aliens."

Hulk's picture

And the four angels loudly proclaimed "Its a fucking desert down here, you lets us go in a fuckin desert infested with muzzies !!!"

SweetDoug's picture




Allah is angry.



Citizen G's picture

Better go check the dutchsinse YouTube feed. Can only pray that California is next.....
/sarc/sort of....

Ms No's picture

It's looking pretty big.  We have been having this constantly though since the last solar cycle.  Mexico wasn't long ago and before that... and before that... 9.0 megathrust quakes in Japan and Indonesia... and before that...



petroglyph's picture

I get a month old Alaska paper and I was just reading about experiments at the Gakona Haarp project. Which I believe is now private, maybe belonging to the Univ. of Ak. Fairbanks? This guy is doing research using the antenna array. Not saying he is doing earthquake research, just coincidental that I was reading about it?  https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/gakonahaarpoon/operations-news

Hulk's picture

Its been at least 30 years since I experienced a 9.0 megathrust !!!

Just sayin...

Avichi's picture

How far is this place from the border of IRAN? Any chance Ayayothollas were testing ther new TOY ?