2017 Kermanshah Earthquake

On 12 November 2017 at 18:18 UTC, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 7.3 occurred on the Iran–Iraq border, with the Kurdish city of Halabja, and the Sunni Kurdish dominated places of Ezgeleh, Salas-e Babajani County, Kermanshah Province closest to the epicentre, 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the city of Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan.

It was felt as far away as Israel and the United Arab Emirates. With at least 630 people killed (mostly in Iraq’s Kurdish Halabja area and the Iranian Kurdish dominated province of Kermanshah), and more than 8,100 injured, as well as many more unaccounted for, it was the deadliest earthquake of 2017.