Iran/Iraq earthquake

This item appears on page 18 of the January 2018 issue.

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck a region of Iran near the border with Iraq on Nov. 13, killing more than 540 people, at least 530 in Iran alone, and injuring more than 8,000 others. It is estimated that more than 80,000 people were left without homes, with temperatures in the region dropping below freezing after the quake. More than 200 aftershocks occurred in the days following the quake.