Natural Disasters in the East

Iraq suspends farming of crops due to drought

An unusually bad drought has forced Iraq to suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that demand large amounts of water, the country's Agriculture Ministry said. "The agricultural plan for the summer" was …

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Eastern Turkey hit by 3.4-magnitude quake

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter of the quake was located 52 kilometers north of the Van city. The seismic center was located at a depth of 2 …

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Southern Iran hit by 3.5-magnitude quake

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Iran yesterday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The epicenter of the quake was located 163 kilometers northwest of the Shiraz city. The seismic center was located at a …

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Turkey's Shanliurfa hit by 4.2-magnitude earthquake

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake has shaken eastern Turkey, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The epicenter of the quake was located 35 kilometers northwest of the Shanliurfa city. There have been no reports …

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Turkey's Amasya hit by 4.1-magnitude earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 has occurred in the Turkish province of Amasya in the north of the country, Turkish media reported. The earthquake occurred at 07: 35 (GMT + 3). According to preliminary data, there are no …

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Eastern Turkey hit by 3.3-magnitude earthquake

A 3.3-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The epicenter of the quake was located 35 kilometers north of the Van city. The seismic center was located at a depth of 5 …

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Iran hit by yet another earthquake

The earthquake in Chitab region in the vicinity of Yasouj, capital of Iran's province of Kohkiloyeh-Boyer Ahmad early Monday morning injured 82 people. The quake took place at 24:26 hours local time Monday (19:56 GMT Sunday) at the …

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Number of Injured in Iran earthquake rises to 133

At least 133 people have been injured in Iran’s southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook the area on May 2, an official said. Wednesday morning’s quake that rocked the cities …

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Earthquake injures at least 76 in southwest Iran

An earthquake injured at least 76 people and damaged buildings in the southwestern Iranian city of Sisakht on Wednesday morning, Reuters reports with a reference to state media. The 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck just after 8:30 …

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Number of injured in Iran quake reaches 76

The number of people injured in today's quake in Iran's Sisakht mounted to 76, head of the Medical Emergency Center in Kohgiluyeh-Boyerahmad Province Jalal Pouranfar said. Pouranfar said that 64 of the injured …

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Earthquake near Iran's Sisakht injures 31 people

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck southwest Iran this morning, the National Earthquake Information Center said. The quake hit around 160 km northwest of the city of Shiraz at 0408 GMT. State media said it struck near the town of …

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Turkey's Adıyaman earthquake injures 13 people

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit southeastern Turkey's Adıyaman province this morning. The tremor shook the Samsat district at 3:34 a.m. local time (00:34 GMT), reportedly damaging several homes. No deaths were reported …

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 Southern Iran hit by 5.9 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.9 struck in southern Iran near the country’s sole nuclear power plant this morning, shaking countries across the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. The US …

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Northwestern Iran hit by 3.7-magnitude quake

A 3.7-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Iran, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The epicenter of the quake was located 83 kilometers northwest of Tabriz. The seismic center was located at a depth of 5 …

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Iran's Kerman hit by 4.1 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale jolted the village of Hojdak in southeastern Iranian province of Kerman. According to a report by seismography center affiliated to Tehran University's Geophysics Institute, the …

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Two earthquakes hit Iran

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 points on the Richter scale was registered 182 km south-east of the Iranian city of Ahvaz at a depth of 10km, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre ( EMSC) said. The next earthquake …

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Turkey's Karakocan hit by 4.3 magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has jolted eastern Turkey's eastern city of Karakocan, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. The epicenter of the quake was located 28 kilometers north-east of Karakocan. …

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Astana Airport runs risk of flooding

The Lake Maibalyk near Astana poses a flooding risk to the city airport, Kazakh Deputy Interior Minister Yury Ilyin said at a roundtable held at the parliament's lower house. Due to heavy rainfall in the near future …

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Eastern Iran hit by 4.4-magnitude quake

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Iran, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter of the quake was reportedly located 54 kilometers north of the Kerman city. The seismic center was located at a …

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