On November 13th, 2017, an earthquake hit on the border of Iran and Iraq. It was the deadliest quake of 2017. It had a 7.3 magnitude. It was about 14 miles deep. It killed over 400 people and left almost 10,000 injured. Many were left with no houses.
Iran sits on a giant major fault line. This is why there are so many earthquakes in Iran. This affected many people by leaving them with no houses, many injuries, and deaths. It was felt as far away as Turkey and Pakistan. Iran and Iraq did send out rescue operations to help the cause. A great way to help things like this is to fly out to where natural disasters have hit and help with the relief. It is great for volunteer and means the world to so many people.
Story by Winston Sloan