Natural Disasters in the East

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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Another quake hits western Turkey

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled Manisa province in western Turkey this morning. The quake occurred at 05.43 local time, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).  It struck at a depth of 7 …

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Turkish earthquake death toll hits 38

The death toll rose to at least 38 people from the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Turkey’s east Friday night, Turkish authorities said. The quake also injured over 1,600 people but at least 45 survivors have been pulled …

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Natural disasters leave at least 100 dead in Pakistan

At least 100 people are dead in Pakistan after a series of avalanches tore through the region, burying people in their houses and destroying villages. Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority said that 100 have been …

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Avalanches kill almost 10 people in Jammu and Kashmir

Three soldiers have been killed and one is missing after an avalanche hit an army post in Jammu and Kashmir's Machil sector in Kupwara district on Monday. Another soldier is in hospital with injuries. In a separate incident on …

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Dubai airport flights delayed due to rain

Dubai International, one of the world’s busiest airports, canceled, diverted and delayed flights on Saturday due to heavy rain and flooding, Reuters reports with a reference to Dubai Airports. Flights are likely to be delayed …

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4.7 earthquake hits Istanbul

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit Istanbul and the Marmara region Saturday, Daily Sabah reports. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck 22.7 kilometers (14 miles) south of Istanbul's …

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Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant hit by two quakes

Two earthquakes, one of 4.9-magnitude and another of 4.5-magnitude, have hit Iran less than 50 km from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, the U.S. Geological Survey said. One was 4.9-magnitude and registered at 2:20 GMT …

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Northeast Iran hit by almost 6-magnitude quake

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 shook northeastern Iran today, but there was little damage and no casualties, state television reported. The earthquake was centered on an area near Sangan, a town of about 10,000 people near the border …

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