Natural Disasters in the East

Southwest Iran hit by 4.2-magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran, according to local media reports. The quake struck at a depth of 14 kilometres, the Mehr news agency reported. The agency did not provide any …

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Iran earthquake: one dead, 20 injured

One man has died and 20 others have been injured by an earlier 5.7-magnitude earthquake in southwestern Iranian city of Masjed Soleyman, local governor Heidar Hojjatinia said. The quake jolted Masjed Soleyman …

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Western Iran hit by 5.6-magnitude earthquake

A 5.6-magnitude quake has struck 84 km east of Ahvaz in Iran's Khuzestan Province this morning, near the country's border with Iraq, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of the tremor …

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Kazakhstan hit by 4.1-magnitude earthquake

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Jambyl region of Kazakhstan at 01:15 am today, according to local media. According to seismologists, the earthquake was centered in 222 km north-west of the city of Almaty, AKIpress …

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Turkey's coast hit by 4.3-magnitude earthquake

 A 4.3-magnitude earthquake was registered in the Mediterranean Sea, some 155 kilometers from Marmaris in Turkey 's Mugla province. The seismic center was located at a depth of 7 kilometers, the Turkish media reported. …

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 Turkey's Ayvacik hit by 4.1-magnitude earthquake

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Ayvacik in Turkey’s Canakkale Province. The outbreak lay at a depth of 6 kilometers. Tremors were also felt in the neighboring provinces, the Turkish media reported. …

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 Wildfire breaks out in western Turkey

Forests are burning in the Milam district of Turkey’s Mugla province  Fire brigades have been sent to extinguish the fire, six helicopters have been also involved. The fire covers a total area of 50 …

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Western Turkey hit by earthquake

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake has jolted western Turkey, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter of the quake was located 155 kilometers east of Istanbul. The seismic center was located at a depth …

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Natural disasters causes death of 31 people in Iran

At least 31 people lost their lives and 71 others injured in flood and thunderbolt in many Iranian provinces over the past three days, the head of Iran Emergency Medical Service says, Press TV reports. Pirhossein Kolivand added …

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 Kazakhstan hit by 5.2-magnitude earthquake

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Kazakhstan's Almaty region at night, according to the press service of the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations. The earthquake has been registered  at 01:15 local time 356 km north-east …

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Turkey jolted by two earthquakes

Two earthquakes were recorded in the Sea of Marmara in Turkey yesterday. The first 3.3-magnitude earthquake occurred at 18:56 (GMT+3). The epicenter was at a depth of 15.4 kilometers. The second 3.6-magnitude earthquake …

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Turkey hit by 3.8-magnitude earthquake

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre ( EMSC) reported. The earthquake was recorded 89 km east of Adana at 01:58 UTC. The seismic center was located at a depth of 3 …

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Turkey's Marmaris hit by 4.4 quake

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Marmaris in Turkey’s Mugla Province. "The outbreak lay at a depth of 6 kilometers. Tremors were also felt in the neighboring provinces," Trend reported referring to the …

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East Azerbaijan hit by 4 magnitude quake

A magnitude 4 earthquake hit Iran's East Azerbaijan Province this morning, local media reported. The earthquake struck at 8:32 a.m. local time near Tasuj in the East Azerbaijan Province. The seismic center was located at a …

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Death toll from Iran flooding reaches 77

Iran evacuated residents from inundated areas of the southwestern city of Ahvaz today as the nationwide death toll from the worst flooding in 70 years reached 77, state media reported. More than 200 villages were also evacuated in …

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Turkey's Malatya hit by 4-magnitude earthquake

A 4-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey's eastern Malatya province. The seismic center was located at a depth of 11.2 kilometers. Residents of neighboring provinces could also feel the earthquake, Turkish media. There …

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Western Turkey hit by 3.4-magnitude earthquake

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake jolted western Turkey, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter of the quake was located 46 kilometers northeast of Antalya. The seismic center was located at a depth of 25 …

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Turkey's Elazig hit by 5.2 magnitude quake

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook Sivrice district of Turkey's eastern Elazig province, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said. According to AFAD, the earthquake struck at 8:31 p.m. (0531 GMT) at a depth …

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