7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck near the Iran-Iraq border, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The earthquake has also been felt by Turkey, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, according to the Mirror UK.

The quake struck around 200km north east of Baghdad.

The quake is slightly stronger than the one that killed more than 300 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings in Mexico earlier this year.

One person on Twitter has described building “violently shaking.”

“Just survived an earthquake.

“Building violently shaking.

“Ran from 19th floor. Many tears here. Thank God, alive and out safely!”