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Video: People storm out of cafe as quake hits Sulaymaniyah

Aftermath of quake in Sulaymaniyah

People at a café in Sulaymaniyah were panicked by the 7.2 magnitude quake that hit the area earlier on Monday.

A video attained by The Baghdad Post shows a group of young people sitting at a cafe. As felt the shakes of the quake, they started to storm out of the place in panic.

A devastating 7.2 magnitude quake hit parts of Iraq and Iran.

The US Geological Survey said the epicentre was about 20 miles (32km) southwest of the city of Halabjah and measured 7.2. Over the border in Iran, the country's seismological centre said a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Azgaleh, according to The Independent.

  For Iraq, the most extensive damage was in the town of Darbandikhan, around 50 miles (80km) east of the city of Sulaimaniyah in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region.