According to the US Seismological Service, the first earthquake was magnitude 7.3 and an Iranian intel says 6.5, the BNT reported. The epicenter of the quake was 32 km east of the city of Halabja (about 57,000 people) with a depth of 33.9 km.
Strong quakes of 5.8 and 6.8 at the Richter were also registered in Japan and Costa Rica.
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