Natural Disasters in the East

Iran hit by 4.0-magnitude earthquake

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake has shaken northern Iran yesterday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The epicenter of the quake was located 329 kilometers east of the Tehran city at 15:29 (UTC).  The …

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Turkey's Kusadasi hit by 4.5-magnitude quake

An earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hit the Turkish resort town of Kusadasi on the coast of the Aegean Sea, Turkish media reported. The shocks were recorded at 11:17 local time (GMT +3). The earthquake source was located at a depth of 24.68 …

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Building in Istanbul collapses due to heavy rains

Torrential rains in Istanbul triggered a landslide on a construction site in the Sütlüce neighborhood today, stripping away an apartment building’s foundation and causing it to collapse. Local officials dispatched …

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Iran shaken by almost 170 tremors

The aftershocks occurred since the major earthquake rocked Kermanshah Sunday at 2:37 pm local time until 6:30 am Monday head of Kermanshah's seismographic center Farhad Norouzi said. He said two out of the …

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Northern Iran hit by 4.9-magnitude quake

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Iran, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 38 kilometers southeast of the Bojnurd city at 03:58 UTC. The seismic center was …

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Southern Iran hit by 4.3-magnitude earthquake

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit southern Iran today at 00:57:42 by local time. According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center, the epicenter of the quake was located 97 kilometers northeast of the Bandar Abbas city. …

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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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