The earthquake of 7.3-magnitude, struck the border of Iran and northern Iraq, on Sunday Late night. Reportedly about 140 people have been killed and 860 injured in the earthquake. Rescue efforts only begin properly in the Kurdish region could only begin properly after sunrise on Monday. Iran’s Interior Ministry said that the number of death is expected to rise. According to the U.S. Geological Agency, the epicenter of the earthquake was in a remote mountainous region of Iraq, approximately 125 miles northeast of Baghdad and 250 miles west of Tehran.
Iran government sent Rescue teams to Kermanshah, as Iranian state media reported that Kermanshah town of Ghasre Shirin had suffered considerable damage. Kurdish cities in Iraq such as Halabja, Erbil, and Duhok were also affected while the border areas Halabja and Sulaymaniyah reportedly declared states of emergency. Iranian province of Illam was also hard hit due to the earthquake.
In a similar way, earthquake hits Costa Rica and Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake is found 71km of Southwest of San Jose at a depth of 10 km and has an intensity of 6.9. Geographically Costa Rica lies on the Ring of Fire called as faults lines of the Earth’s crust in the Pacific Ocean, which is known as the hotspot for earthquake activity.Japan was also hit by a Tremor of intensity 5.8.