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Magnitude 4 earthquake hits Turkey's Elazig

A magnitude 4 earthquake rocked Turkey's eastern Elazig province on Sunday, according to the nation's disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck Sivrice district of Elazig …

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Southern Iran hit by 5.4-magnitude quake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck Ruydar District in Iran’s Hormozgan province Monday morning. The quake, which occurred at 01:34 a.m. local time (22:04GMT), had a depth of 16 kilometers, according to the Iranian …

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George Clooney's mansion surrounded by floods 

Hollywood superstar George Clooney's mansion in Berkshire, England, suffered severe flood damage as Storm Dennis ravaged the UK. The Thames has spilled over its banks and left the Hollywood star's tennis …

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Almaty region hit by 3.9-magnitude earthquake

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake has been registered in the Almaty region, Kazakhstan, this morning at 06:30 am local time. The epicenter of the quake was located 157 km east of Almaty on the territory of Kegen district of Almaty region, …

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 Erdogan names total cost of storm damage in Turkey

A tornado in the Turkish resort of Antalya caused approximately 100 million Turkish lira ($19 million) in damage, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. The Turkish leader added that the necessary work …

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Earthquake in China felt in Kazakhstan

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Jinghe County in Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bortala, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The …

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171 hospitalized due to thick dust storm in SE Iran

At least 171 people were hospitalized on Saturday because of the thick dust storm in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, Xinhua reported citing official IRNA news agency. "Out of 810 people affected by the …

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Orange snowfall in Russia' Sochi

Orange snowfall has blanketed parts of Eastern Europe from Romania to Sochi in Russia.  Despite the apocalyptic landscapes dotting Eastern Europe sparking fear online, meteorologists have assured the orange snow is completely …

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Saharan dust reaches Russia's Kuban

Huge amounts of Saharan dust that have engulfed Greece, reached Russia's Kuban, according to witnesses. Many residents of Crete have been wearing masks to protect themselves, Euronews reported. Weather reports suggest …

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Southern Iran hit by 5.0-point earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 points was registered yesterday in the Iranian province of Hormozgan in the south of the country, US Geological Service reported. Shocks were fixed at 20.41 UTC time. Epicenter was located 51 …

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New earthquake hits Almaty region

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 points has been registered 300 km west from Almaty today, the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan said. The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 10 …

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Kyrgyzstan hit by 4 magnitude quake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4 points was registered in Kyrgyzstan at 21:43, the representative of the Seismology Institute under the National Academy of Sciences said. The earthquake's epicenter was located 6 km northwest of …

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Flood in Turkey's Rize kills one person

One person died and another was injured under the wreckage of the house that had collapsed due to the flood in Rize's Çayeli District of Turkey. The flood was caused by the heavy rain, Turkish media reported. …

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 Sochi hit by 3.6-magnitude earthquake

A minor magnitude 3.6 earthquake was registered near Russia's Sochi, a spokesman for the city’s seismology station said, adding that no casualties or damages were reported. "The earthquake occurred at 06:35 a.m. Moscow …

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 Twelve hectares of Georgian forestland on fire

Georgia has been offered more international help as a massive forest fire is still raging after it broke out three days ago in the country’s central region. The country's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili …

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Russia's police to probe into Rostov-on-Don fire

Russia's police will probe into the fire which broke out on Monday in the center of the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, the press service of the Interior Ministry’s regional department said in a statement. "An …

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Earthquake hits Armenia's Spitak

The Survey for Seismic Protection Agency of Armenia recorded a 2.5-magnitude earthquake in the north of the country on Wednesday at 5:07 am local time. The epicenter of this tremor was 10km southeast of Spitak town. The hypocenter …

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Forest fire breaks out at four different spots in Turkey

A forest fire broke out at four different spots around the Mount Ida in the Edremit district of the western province of Balıkesir. Two firefighting aircrafts, four helicopters, 24 sprinklers and two bulldozers were immediately …

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4.4-point earthquake hits Turkey's Van

An earthquake shook Turkey's eastern province of Van on Wednesday. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake was registered at around 04:58 a.m. at a depth of 5 km, Turkish media reported. No injuries have been reported …

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4.7-point earthquake hits Turkey's Bodrum

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 points was registered in Turkey's Bodrum at 08:18 local time, the Turkish media reported. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 5.2 kilometers. No injuries or damage have …

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