Okay, so I experienced a tiny earthquake once and it was the scariest thing I’ve ever lived through. So, I can only imagine the way the people of Iran and Iraq felt.
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the border Iran and Iraq killing 340 people and injuring almost 6,000. The earthquake was caught on video thanks to a live interview.
Hiwa Jamal, a reporter for Rudaw TV news, based in Erbil, northeast Iraq, was interviewing Ismail Namiq, member of parliament for the Kurdish Gorran Movement, which is based in Sulaymaniyah, also northeast Iraq.
According to a translation by The Guardian, Jamal says,
“I feel there’s an earthquake happening in Sulaymaniyah?”
“There is an earthquake here. I’m going to go outside, I’m sorry,”
“There is an earthquake in Sulaymaniyah happening right now. I hope all Sulaymaniyah people are safe. There is also an earthquake in Erbil. I hope my guest is safe.”
— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) November 12, 2017