Natural Disasters in the East

Eastern Turkey hit by magnitude 4.9 earthquake

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck Turkey’s eastern Van province early Monday, the country's disaster authority reported. The quake struck Tusba district at 00.46 a.m. local time (2146GMT), according to the Disaster and …

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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Aegean Sea near Turkey

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the Aegean Sea early Tuesday, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). The quake occurred in the western Izmir province at 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) local time, AFAD …

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5-point earthquake hits Japan

The US Geological Survey recorded a 5-point magnutite earthquake off the coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. According to the service, the epicenter was located 812 km southeast of the city of Tateyama, on the island of Honshu, at a …

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Iran earthquake injures 99 people

At least 99 people were injured after two earthquakes rocked southern Iran on Sunday. "At the moment, 10 of the 99 injured have been hospitalized," representative of the Hormozgan University of Medical …

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Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts Turkey's Konya

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Turkey's central Konya province, the country's disaster authority announced on Monday. The quake shook the Meram district of Konya province at 8.43 p.m. local time (5:43 p.m. GMT), according to …

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Sandstorm covers Uzbekistan

According to Uzhydromet report, a sandstorm has been raging in Uzbekistan since the last night, it has covered most of the country. It is expected that the natural disaster will last for several days at least. "A very rare natural …

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Moderate magnitude earthquake hits Kuril Islands

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked Russia’s Far Eastern Kuril Islands on Sunday, the Kamchatka branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Geophysical Service said. According to it, the epicenter of the earthquake was located …

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At least 20 killed in southern Pakistan earthquake

At least 20 people, including seven children, were killed and more than 300 injured after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, local authorities said. The quake struck near the remote, …

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Earthquake hits northern Japan, no tsunami

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Aomori and Iwate prefecture in northern Japan early on Wednesday morning but did not cause a tsunami, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The quake struck at around 2:46 a.m. local time (17:46 GMT). No …

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Death toll from earthquake in Haiti rises to 2,207

The number of people killed by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14 in Haiti has risen to 2,207, with 344 still missing, the country’s civil protection agency reported on Sunday. The agency said on Twitter that a week after the …

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Death toll from floods in Turkey rises to 78

The death toll rose to 78 from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region, authorities said Tuesday. Heavy rain hit the region in the north of the country last Wednesday, leaving 62 people dead in the province of Kastamonu, said a …

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Israel seeks help from abroad to battle fires

Israel is seeking international help to battle wildfires outside Jerusalem that have forced hundreds to evacuate and sent clouds of smoke billowing over the city, the foreign ministry said on Monday. Planes and crews fought the blaze …

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Death toll from floods in Turkey rises to 70

The death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region has risen to 70, authorities said on Monday. Floods caused by heavy rain hit the Black Sea region in the north of the country on Wednesday, leaving 60 people dead in the …

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Death toll from floods in northern Turkey reaches 27

Turkish officials say search-and-rescue crews have recovered 10 more bodies overnight, raising the death toll from the severe floods and mudslides that struck the north of the country to 27 on Friday. The floods battered the Black Sea …

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All wildfires in Turkey taken under control

Turkish agriculture and forestry minister Bekir Pakdemirli on Thursday said all wildfires across the country were contained and authorities decided to suspend hunting activities in the fire-affected areas of southern Antalya and southwestern …

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