Natural Disasters in the East

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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Turkey’s Sirnak hit by 4.1-magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 points has occurred in the Silopi district of Turkey’s south-eastern Sirnak province, according to the Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Authority AFAD. The tremors were …

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Turkey's Mugla hit by 4.3-magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 points has occurred in the south-western Turkish province of Mugla this morning. The earthquake was registered 25 km of Dalaman at 03:25 local time. The depth of the earthquake source was 6.3 …

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Turkey's Dalaman shaken by 4-magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4 points has occurred in the Dalaman region of the south-western Turkish province of Mugla. Shocks of the earthquake were recorded at 07:32 local time (GMT + 3). The source of the earthquake lied at a …

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Turkey's Dalaman hit by 4-magnitude earthquake

The Dalaman district of the south-western Turkish province of Mugla was hit by the 4-magnitude earthquake this morning. The tremors were registered at 05:36 local time (GMT +3). The depth of the earthquake source was 7 km, Turkish …

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Eastern Turkey hit by 4.2-magnitude earthquake

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in the eastern Turkish province of Agri. The tremors were registered at 11:03 local time. The depth of the earthquake source was 10 km, Turkish media reported. There have been no reports on …

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 Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Kyrgyz-Chinese border

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the Kyrgyz-Chinese border, the Institute of Seismology at National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan reported. The earthquake was registered 145 km of Kyrgyz city of Osh. There were no …

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Sandstorm in Iran injures 145 people

A total of 145 people asked for medical attention in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan Province due to the respiratory problems caused by sandstorm, the provincial head of the local crisis management body in the province Abdol Rahman …

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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks western Iran

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake rocked western Iran today, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. The earthquake was registered 131 km west of Isfahan at a depth of 10km. There were no reports of …

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Tropical storm changes course on way to Turkey

A powerful tropical storm, called Zorba, has made landfall on the mainland Greece and changed course, alarming a new set of towns on Turkey’s west coast, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Also dubbed …

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Turkey’s Antalya hit by 4.0-magnitude quake

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake has shaken Turkey's Antalya at 03:26 a.m, the Turkish media reported. The seismic center was located at a depth of 78 kilometers. There have been no reports about victims or possible …

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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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