Natural Disasters in the East

4.6-magnitude quake jolts southern Iran

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Iran, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said Jan.13, Trend news agency reports. The epicenter of the quake was located 113 kilometers south of the Shiraz city. The seismic …

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Iran's Kerman hit by 5.1 magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has jolted the country's southern province of Kerman, Iranian media reported. The temblor rocked the village of Hojedk, located about 700 kilometers south of Tehran early on Thursday, the IRNA news …

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5.1-magnitude quake jolts southern Iran

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit Iran's southern Kerman province, Iranian media reported. According to ISNA agency, the temblor rocked the village of Hojedk, about 700 kilometers south of Tehran on Wednesday. It says the quake's …

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Another earthquake strikes northern Iran

One person has died of a heart attack and at least 75 people were injured after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck 50km west of Tehran, state media reported.  The earthquake, which struck at 12.54am local time, was an aftershock of …

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Magnitude 3.7 earthquake hits western Turkey

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit western Turkey, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 51 kilometers north of the city Balikesir. The seismic center was located at a depth of 10 …

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 Another earthquake hits eastern Iran

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit eastern Iran today at 00:41 (MSK). According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the epicenter of the earthquake was located about 63 km north of Iran’s city of Kerman at a depth …

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 Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes Iran's Kerman province

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Iran's northeast of Kerman, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the quake, which hit at a depth of 57 km, the Independent reported. …

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Almaty region hit by 4.1-magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 points has been registered 258 km from Almaty at 16:13 (local time), the Seismological Expedition of the Kazakh Education and Science Ministry said. The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 25 …

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Death toll in Iran earthquake rises to 521

The death toll in an earthquake occurred in the Iranian western province has risen to 521, Legal Medicine Organization of Iran's Kermanshah Province said. Director General of the organization Artin Kamali said that, …

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 Iran earthquake injures more than 50 people

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake injured 51 people after it jolted a sparsely populated area in Iran's southeast, media reported Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6. Iranian media said most of the 51 …

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Iran rocked by powerful 6.0 magnitude earthquake

A strong quake of magnitude 6.0 struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Friday followed by a huge aftershock, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake, which hit at 2.32am GMT, was initially recorded at a …

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 Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Turkey’s Mugla

An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 shook Ula district in Turkey's southwestern Mugla province late Wednesday.  The quake hit the Aegean city at 23.22 and there are no casualties or damage following the quake, Mugla Governor …

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 Iran earthquake death toll increases

Death toll from a powerful earthquake in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah rose to 474 three days after the disaster. According to the latest data, 474 people have died and 9388 others injured in the quake, Tasnim agency …

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 Whirlwind injures almost 40 in Turkey's Antalya

A whirlwind hit Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Antalya, injuring 38 people. High winds, heavy rainfall and a whirlwind devastated agricultural land, greenhouses, villas and cars close to the shore in Antalya’s Kaş, …

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Iran earthquake death toll exceeds 500

At least 530 people have been killed by a strong earthquake in western Iran, the country's media reported. According to the Mehr news agency, 7,500 people suffered injuries. A strong earthquake hit the Iran-Iraq border …

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 Rouhani visits quake-hit city in western Iran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani visited the earthquake-stricken city of Sar-e Pol-e Zahab in the western province of Kermanshah to directly monitor rescue efforts. Rouhani said state-built houses suffered more …

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 Around 12,000 homes destroyed by Iran earthquake

About 12,000 houses were destroyed by  earthquake in western Iran, the head of Relief and Rescue Organization of the Red Crescent Society Morteza Salimi said. The head of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism …

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Storm injures dozens of people in Turkey's Antalya

More than twenty people were injured in a heavy storm in Turkey's Antalya, the administration of the province said in a message. Several amounts of agricultural fields, greenhouses, houses and vehicles on seaside were damaged …

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