An quake with a magnitude of 7.3 has struck Iraq about 200km northeast of the capital Baghdad, the US Geological Survey says. Some have spoken of having felt the tremor in Kuwait.
A 7.3 magnitude natural disaster has struck near the Iran/Iraq border, the US Geological Survey said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
"The quake was felt in several Iranian provinces bordering Iraq".
Pictures and footage published on social media showed people seeking safety in the streets of Sulaymaniyah while the interiors of buildings shook.
The powerful tremor struck near the border with Iran late Sunday.
The last major quake to hit the region was in 1927 - a 6.2-magnitude tremor that killed 500 people and injured another 700.