Natural Disasters in the East

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes China's Qinghai

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes China's Qinghai

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted the city of Delingha in northwest China's Qinghai Province at 9:26 a.m. Friday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter was monitored at 38.52 degrees …

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Japan

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Japan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 struck off the coast of Japan’s eastern Fukushima prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said Friday. The agency said the quake took place 50 kilometers below the surface and that …

Strong earthquake jolts southern Iran

Strong earthquake jolts southern Iran

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked southern Iran on Thursday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The quake’s epicenter was located at a depth of ten kilometers some 166 kilometers northwest of the city of …

Eastern Turkey hit by 4.8-magnitude quake

Eastern Turkey hit by 4.8-magnitude quake

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken eastern Turkey, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The epicenter of the quake was located 83 kilometers southeast of the Erzincan city. The seismic center was located at a depth …

Earthquake hits central Turkey's Kayseri

Earthquake hits central Turkey's Kayseri

Amagnitude 4.9 earthquake struck Sarıoğlan, a small town in the central Turkish province of Kayseri, early Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.7 km, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) announced, at …

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts Turkey

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts Turkey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 was recorded off the coast of Turkey’s Mugla province, the country's disaster agency reported early Monday. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake occurred …

Eight killed in flooding in southern Iran

Eight killed in flooding in southern Iran

At least eight people were killed in flash flooding in Iran’s southern province of Fars, an official with the Iranian emergency ministry said. He added that 14 people were injured, IRNA reported. More reports of …

China earthquake injures 22 people

China earthquake injures 22 people

Twenty-two people were injured when a shallow earthquake hit southwestern China on Sunday afternoon and shook the popular tourist city of Lijiang, local authorities said. The quake struck near the border between Yunnan and Sichuan …

Magnitude 5 earthquake strikes southern Iran

Magnitude 5 earthquake strikes southern Iran

A 5 magnitude earthquake struck near Ghale Ghazi city in Hormozgan province, southern Iran on Monday morning. According to Iran’s Seismological Center affiliated with the Institute of Geophysics of Tehran University, the 5 …

Western Iran hit by 5.0-magnitude earthquake

Western Iran hit by 5.0-magnitude earthquake

The country suffered from a series of earthquakes last month, with tremors in southern Iran killing two people and injuring several dozen more. A powerful 5.0-magnitude tremor was registered in Iran on Wednesday. The epicentre of the …

Eastern Turkey hit by magnitude 4.9 earthquake

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 …

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Aegean Sea near Turkey

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 …

5-point earthquake hits Japan

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 …

 Azerbaijan offers condolences to Iran over earthquake

Azerbaijan offers condolences to Iran over earthquake

Azerbaijan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered condolences to Iran over Sunday's 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Hormozgan province. The ministry published a message of condolences on Twitter over the 6.4 magnitude earthquake …

Iran earthquake injures 99 people

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 …

Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts Turkey's Konya

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 …

Sandstorm covers Uzbekistan

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 …

Strong earthquake strikes off Turkish Mediterranean coast

Strong earthquake strikes off Turkish Mediterranean coast

A strong earthquake struck off the Turkish Mediterranean coast on Tuesday, Turkey’s disaster management agency said. There was no immediate report of any damage or casualties. The Turkish Disaster and Emergency …

Moderate magnitude earthquake hits Kuril Islands

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 …