More than 520 people injured after M5.6 earthquake hits Iran

More than 520 people injured after M5.6 earthquake hits Iran

More than 520 people were injured after M5.6 earthquake hit northwestern Iran at 00:21 UTC on October 5, 2022. The USGS is reporting a depth of 15 km (9 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), IRSC M5.4 at a depth of 10 km.

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits southern Iran

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits southern Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit southern Iran at 21:32 UTC on July 1, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

Extremely heavy rains cause deadly floods in Oman and Iran

Extremely heavy rains cause deadly floods in Oman and Iran

Several days of heavy rains have caused severe floods across Oman and Iran in which more than 10 people lost their lives. Heavy rains have also affected United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. According to Oman's Civil Defence…

Iran experiencing one of the driest water years since 1971

Iran experiencing one of the driest water years since 1971

In the first three months of the current water year (September 23 – December 10), precipitation in Iran has declined by 33%, making 2021 one of the driest years in the past 50 years. In addition, the country is 51% short of rain compared to the same period last…

Strong and shallow M6.0 and M6.4 earthquakes hit southern Iran

Strong and shallow M6.0 and M6.4 earthquakes hit southern Iran

Two shallow earthquakes registered by the USGS as M6.0 and M6.4 hit southern Iran's Hormozgan Province at 12:07 and 12:08 UTC (15:37 and 15:38 LT) on November 14, 2021. The agency is reporting depths of 5.6 km (3.5 miles) and 10 km (6.2 miles), respectively….

Severe floods leave 5 dead, 7 injured in 7 provinces, Iran

Severe floods leave 5 dead, 7 injured in 7 provinces, Iran

Heavy rains affecting Iran over the past couple of days have left at least 5 people dead and 7 others injured. According to a statement by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) on August 3, relief and rescue forces provided services to 846 flood survivors in 7…

Extreme heat forms across Arabian Peninsula after record Russian heatwave

Extreme heat forms across Arabian Peninsula after record Russian heatwave

Extreme heat has now developed across the Arabian Peninsula following a record heatwave across the Russian Arctic earlier this week. Temperatures are reaching nearly 50 °C (122 °F) and are expected to spread further east towards Pakistan and northwest India…