Natural Disasters in the East

At least 34 killed as quake rocks Indonesia

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said. Hundreds more were injured when the 6.2-magnitude quake …

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Strong earthquake hits Russian-Mongolian border

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck early Tuesday in northern Mongolia not far from the border with Russia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km, was …

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Ankara hit by magnitude 4.5 earthquake

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled Turkey’s capital Ankara on Sunday, according to the country’s disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on its website that the epicenter of …

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Turkey's Elazig hit by 4.2-magnitude earthquake

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Sirvije in Turkey’s Elazig Province, according to the Turkish media. There were no casualties, but the earthquake caused panic among the local population. "The outbreak …

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Avalanches kill 12 in mountainous area near Tehran

The bodies of 12 mountain climbers have been recovered following an avalanche caused by blizzards north of the Iranian capital, Tehran, according to a Red Crescent official and Iran's state-run Iran News Agency (IRNA). The avalanche …

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5.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Antalya

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted Turkey’s Mediterranean Antalya province on Saturday, Yeni Safak reports with a reference the country's disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said …

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Russian diaspora representative on earthquake in Izmir

As a result of an earthquake in Izmir, many local residents lost their homes - many buildings are on the verge of collapse. One of the victims, Anna Atik, head of the Russian-speaking Association for Friendship and Cooperation, RUSDER, told how …

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Death toll reaches 37 in quake that hit Turkey

Three young children and their mother were rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in western Turkey on Saturday, some 23 hours after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea killed at least 37 people and injured more than 800 …

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Powerful earthquake hits Turkey's Izmir

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolted Turkey's Aegean region on Friday, according to the nation’s disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake occurred at 2.51 p.m. local time (11:51GMT) …

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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits central Turkey

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Turkey's central Nigde province Sunday, the country’s disaster agency reported. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake occurred at 10.08 p.m. local time …

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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes eastern Turkey

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked eastern Turkey early Wednesday, according to the country's disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck Igdir province at 02.29 a.m. local time …

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Twin earthquakes hit eastern Turkey

 Twin earthquakes jolted Turkey's eastern province of Malatya on Tuesday, according to the country's disaster agency. The first quake measured 5.2, followed by a magnitude 4.2 quake, said the Disaster and Emergency …

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Magnitude 5.2 quake hits southern Turkey

A strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook the Marmaris district in Turkey’s southern Muğla province Sunday, according to Turkey's Disaster & Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). The quake struck at 8.43 p.m. (local …

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5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts Turkey's Manisa

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey’s western province of Manisa on Friday, according to the country's disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said the quake struck near …

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Flood kills 5 in Turkey’s Bursa

At least five people in northwestern Turkey’s Bursa province have died in floods caused by heavy rains, officials said. According to information obtained from the teams taking part in search and rescue operations, three of …

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5.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit Beiram region in Iran's southern Fars province on Sunday, according to Iran's Seismological Center. The epicenter of the earthquake, which took place at 22:35 p.m. local time (1805 GMT), was …

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4.7-magnitude earthquake hits Iran's Fars province

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Iran’s Fars province Monday morning, but there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The temblor hit an area near the city of Khonj at 4:29 am (local time) on …

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Turkey's Malatya jolted by another earthquake

An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude has rocked eastern Turkey this morning, according to Turkish media reports. The earthquake's epicenter was in Pütürge district of Malatya at the depth of 7 km. No injuries …

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Turkey's Malatya hit by 5.0-magnitude earthquake

An earthquake of 5.0 magnitude has rocked eastern Turkey on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported. The earthquake's epicenter lay in 40 km to the east of the city of Malatya at the depth of 10 km, …

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