On November 12, the mountainous region of Iran-Iraq border was rocked by an earthquake of 7.3 magnitude. This not only killed over 300 people but also injured hundreds more. The quake also triggered landslides that ended up obstructing the rescue efforts. Several videos posted on Facebook showed buildings collapsing and people fleeing from buildings.
While the intensity and the abruptness of the earthquake shook people to the core, there were also some who were stuck at their work when it took place. A video shared by Rudaw English, an online newspaper, shows how a live TV interview was interrupted by the earthquake in Iraq. According to a report in The Guardian, the news presenter is based in Erbil and was interviewing a guest in Sulaymaniyah when both could feel the tremors. The guest, having felt the quake could be seen being visibly perturbed.
— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) November 12, 2017