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CNN News 两伊疆域大地动罹难人数升至450人 伊朗去世伤沉重 20171123
CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: The Mile Eastern nation of Iran is observing three ays of mourning after a major earthquake shook the region on Sunay.
That's our first story toay on CNN 10. Thank you for watching.
There aren't many earthquakes each year that have a magnitue greater than 7.0. This one was magnitue 7.3. The U.S. Geological Survey says that makes it capable of consierable amage in every builings an severe amage in structures that aren't well-built.
The tremors near Iran's western borer with Iraq on Sunay night an it was felt hunres of miles away, in countries like Pakistan an Turkey.
The quake's epicenter, the point on the earth surface irectly above its focus was in a rural area, but it was only about 14 miles eep, which is consiere shallow an potentially more estructive. An ai worker in the region says more than 500 villages were amage.
Authorities in Iran an Iraq say at least 452 people were kille, the vast majority in Iran. An hunres of others were injure.
Iranian government officials have tol ai agencies an workers to o everything they can to help the people who've been affecte. The aftershocks that follow the quake shook people across the Mile East. This is the ealiest earthquake to hit worlwie this year. It's not the ealiest ever to hit Iran. Scientists say the country sits on a major fault line between plates an that some previous earthquakes have kille tens of thousans.