Natural Disasters in the East

Turkey's Van hit by 4.0-magnitude earthquake

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's Van province, Turkish media reported. The earthquake hit the Saray district of the province. The seismic center was located at a depth of 11,25 kilometers, No victims or …

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Iran's Hormozgan hit by 5.3-magnitude earthquake

Iran's Hormozgan was hit by a magnitude-5.3 earthquake, damaging buildings and injuring at least five people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was of 5.3 magnitude, while the Emirati National Center of Meteorology …

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 Turkey's Erzurum hit by 3.2-magnitude earthquake

Turkey’s north-eastern Erzurum province was hit by an earthquake of 3.2 magnitude, according to the Turkish media. Reportedly, the earthquake occurred at 07:54 (GMT+3). No victims and destruction were reported. Earlier, …

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Turkey’s Antalya alarmed over new tornado warning

Schools are off in several districts of Turkey's Antalya today as experts warned of a "great risk" for deadly tornadoes. The Antalya Governor’s Office announced that all education from kindergartens to high schools …

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Turkey's Dalaman hit by earthquake

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit the Dalaman district of Turkey’s Mugla province, the Turkish media reported. The tremors were registered at 09:20 (GMT +3). The depth of the earthquake source was 3.3 km in the Mediterranean …

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Turkey hit by 4.7-magnitude earthquake

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has jolted Turkey yesterday evening. The epicenter of the quake was located 230 kilometers of the Datcha district. The seismic center was located at a depth of 6,5 kilometers, Turkish media reported. …

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Number of injured in Iran earthquake increases

At least 75 people were injured in a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that shook Gilangharb city in Iran's Kermanshah province on January 6, head of Iran Emergency Organization Pir Hossein Kolivand said. …

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 Flights delayed in Istanbul due to bad weather

Istanbul and the region of Thrace in Turkey’s northwest were hit by heavy snowfall and strong wind which caused flight delays. Turkish Airlines cancelled its January 4 Salonika and Kosice international flights as well as many of …

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Turkey’s Bingol hit by 4.2-magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a 4.2 magnitude occurred in Turkey’s Bingol province this morning at 05:09 (GMT+3), according to the Turkish media. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.7 kilometers. No information about the victims was …

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Turkey’s Yalova hit by 4.5 earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 struck Turkey's Yalova province, according to the Turkish Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). Tremors were felt in Istanbul, Yeni Safak reported. …

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Istanbul hit by heavy storm

A heavy storm led to the flooding of a number of offices in Istanbul's Beylikduzu district. In addition, a canal was flooded in the city's Arnavutkoy district, as a result of which, six people were evacuated. According …

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Six Turkish servicemen struck by lightning in Hakkari

Six Turkish servicemen have been hospitalized after a lightning hit the barracks in the country's Hakkari province, Turkish media reported. According to reports, health condition of the injured soldiers is assessed as normal. …

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Turkey’s Mugla hit by 4.3-magnitude quake

Turkey’s south-western Mugla province was hit by an earthquake with a 4.3 magnitude at 09:25 (GMT + 3), Turkish media reported. The epicenter was at a depth of 40 kilometers. There have been no reports on the …

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Northwest Turkey hit by 4.1-magnitude quake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 points has occurred in Yalova province, located in northwestern Turkey, local media reported. The tremors were recorded at 05:36 local time. The tremors were also felt in Bursa, …

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Almost 800 injured in Iran earthquake

The number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 780, the Iranian media reported. According to the Tasnim news agency, the earthquake damaged about 300 residential houses in Iran …

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Number of injured in Iran earthquake rises to 716

The number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 716, the Iranian authorities said, adding that no fatalities were reported from the temblor.  According to Iran’s state …

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Heavy rains kill 35 people in Saudi Arabia

Thirty five people have died in Saudi Arabia over the past few days as a result of heavy rains and subsequent floods, the Saudi Gazette reported. In the meantime, rescue services have evacuated nearly 4000 people from flood-stricken …

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