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iran iraq earthquakes january 18 2018

Series of moderately strong earthquakes hit Iran-Iraq border region

Numerous moderately strong earthquakes hit the Iraq-Iran border region on January 11, 2018. The same region was hit by a devastating M7.3 earthquake on November 12, 2017, in which more than 530 people lost their lives, and today's quakes appear to be...

January 11, 2018

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2 dead, 97 injured after M5.2 earthquake hits Tehran, Iran

Two people have died and nearly 100 were injured after a M5.2 earthquake hit near Tehran, capital of Iran on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. ​The quake hit at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) at 19:57 UTC (23:27 local time) just 2.8 km (1.7 miles) WSW of Malārd...

December 22, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Iran, second M6+ of the day

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IRSC as M6.1 hit southeastern Iran at 21:41 UTC on December 12, 2017 (01:11 local time, December 13). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km. EMSC...

December 12, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits southeastern Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.2 hit southeastern Iran at 08:43 UTC (12:13 local time) on December 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of...

December 12, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iran - Iraq border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.0 hit Iran - Iraq border region at 14:09 UTC (17:39 local time) on December 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting it as M5.4 at a...

December 11, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Iran, dozens of aftershocks

​​A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.1 hit Kerman Province, Iran at 02:32 UTC (06:02 local time) on December 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS and EMSC registered it as...

December 01, 2017

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After Iran-Iraq earthquake, seismologists work to fill in fault map of the region

With a magnitude of 7.3, the November 12, 2017 earthquake that shook the border region between Iran and Iraq is among the largest ever recorded in this area. Seismologists know it resulted from the pressure built up between the colliding Arabian and Eurasian plates...

November 17, 2017

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Extremely dangerous M7.3 earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border region - 530 killed, 10 018 injured

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Iran - Iraq border region at 18:18 UTC (21:18 local time) on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 23.2 km (14.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 19 km (11.8...

November 12, 2017

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Yellow alert issued after shallow M5.8 earthquake hits Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit North Khorasan Province, Iran (Turkmenistan-Iran border region) at 18:01 UTC on May 13, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 12.4 km (7.7 miles). A yellow alert was issued for shaking-related...

May 13, 2017

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Unprecedented hailstorm hits the city of Sanandaj, Iran

A ferocious and unprecedented spring hailstorm hit the city of Sanandaj, northwestern Iran on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2017, damaging vehicles, disrupting traffic and causing flash floods. According to Press TV, the storm took residents by surprise and left the...

May 04, 2017

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At least 25 killed after massive floods hit Iran

At least 25 people have been killed and 16 others are missing after heavy rain caused massive floods and landslides in Iran's northwest over the past couple of days. Parts of the region saw water levels not seen in the past 40 years. The heaviest downpours were...

April 15, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits northeastern Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit northeastern ran at 06:09 UTC on April 5, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at the same depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 51.4...

April 05, 2017

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Deadly Seiche waves smash Dayyer, Iran

18 people were injured and 6 are still missing after a natural phenomenon called "Seiche" hit the Iranian port city of Dayyer, Bushehr province. The event left behind flooded homes and significant infrastructural damage. Governor Hamzeh E'temad said...

March 20, 2017

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Severe snowstorms hit Iran, at least 9 killed in avalanches

A raging blizzard affecting much of Iran over the past couple of days has claimed lives of at least 9 people by February 1. Fatal avalanches started on Sunday, January 26, 2017. According to Tehran Times, snowstorms are affecting 24 Iranian provinces since January...

February 02, 2017


Deadly flash flood in Iran claims 11 lives

Heavy rains that battered Iran over September 17 and 18, 2015, have triggered deadly flash floods across 13 of the country's 32 provinces. As of September 20, at least 11 people have been reported dead in the provinces of Tehran and Hormozgan.6 people have been

September 21, 2015


Heat wave over Iran: Extreme heat and humidity yield feel-like temperatures of 73 °C (163 °F) in Bandar Mahshahr

A combination of extreme heat and humidity yielded extraordinary heat index of 73 °C (163 °F) in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran on Friday, July 31. The on-going heat wave also brought record high temperatures of 51 °C (124 °F) to Baghdad on Thursday, July 30.A me

August 04, 2015


Flash floods across northern Iran kill 20 people, 12 remain missing

A severe thunderstorm brought heavy rainfall, flash floods and strong winds to northern Iran on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Resulting flash floods and landslides have caused damage to infrastructure and power cutoff. 20 people were reported dead and at least 12 missing in th

July 20, 2015


Rainfall fell by 58% comparing to last year, water reductions in Tehran, Iran

Heatwave is scourging Iran bringing temperatures to alarming heights which, combined with the lack of rainfall, created drinking water shortages and reductions. Dr. Abbas Ranjbar, a faculty member of the Tehran-based meteorology research center said that the

July 29, 2013


Strong M6.2 earthquake struck southern Iran - numerous aftershocks

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 struck southern Iran at 02:08 UTC on May 11, 2013. The epicenter was located 85 km (53 miles) ESE of Minab and 157 km (98 miles) E of Qeshm, Iran at coordinates 26.784°N 57.841°E. USGS reported a depth of...

May 11, 2013

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Strong and shallow earthquake M 5.4 struck eastern Kashmir

A strong and shallow earthquake M 5.4 struck eastern Kashmir region, India on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 06:57 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 17 km (10 miles) NE of Bhadarwah, India and 23 km (14 miles) SSE of Kishtwar, India at

May 01, 2013


M 7.8 Earthquake on the Iran-Pakistan Border Region - April 16, 2013 EQECAT Report

A powerful M 7.8 earthquake hit southeastern Iran area, near the Pakistan border on April 16, 2013. Strong ground motions extended more than 150 miles from the epicenter, and the earthquake was widely felt in the region. Preliminary reports indicate dozens of

April 17, 2013

April 16 2013 Iran M7.8 shake map revised 2

Extremely dangerous earthquake M 7.8 struck Iran-Pakistan border region

A very strong earthquake magnitude 7.8 (USGS) struck Iran-Pakistan border region on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:44 UTC. By latest reports USGS calculated depth at 82 km, their initial report measured 15.2 km which placed it as extremely dangerous earthquake because

April 16, 2013

April 9 2013 Iran M 6.3 shallow earthquake shake map

Destructive and deadly earthquake magnitude 6.3 struck southern Iran

A strong and very shallow earthquake struck southern Iran on April 9, 2013 at 11:52 UTC. Epicenter was located 89 km (55 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran and 92 km (57 miles) SSE of Borazjan, Iran at coordinates 28.500°N, 51.591°E. Both USGS and EMSC measured

April 09, 2013


Iran successfully sends a monkey to space and back

According to country's media outlets Iranian Defense Ministry's aerospace department issued a statement on January 28, 2013 confirming that Iran had "successfully launched a capsule, code-named Pishgam ("Pioneer"), that contained a monkey." The statement said the

January 28, 2013

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Dust storm over Iran

A dust storm can be seen spreading over eastern Iran and western Pakistan and over Arabian Sea. The dust blows southward, over the coast of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Strait of Hormuz. Dust plumes captured by MODIS/Terra satellite on January 17, 2013

January 18, 2013

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Shamal and dust storms over Southwest Asia

Dust blows off the coast of Iran and over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. In winter time dust storms are associated chiefly with the passage of westerly depressions in this region.This dust storm may be connected to a local phenomenon known as the

January 14, 2013


Parallel rows of dust over Arabian dust

Dust blows over Afghanistan and off the coasts of Iran and Pakistan. Air currents cause it to form long, parallel rows rather than an indistinct cloud. The dust reaches far over the Arabian Sea, where it is then swept westwards towards the Arabian Peninsula. Dust

December 30, 2012


Shallow and dangerous M 5.6 earthquake struck eastern Iran

Strong earthquake, initially registered as M 6.0, but later revised to M 5.6 hit South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran  at 17:08 UTC on December 5, 2012. The epicenter was located 18 km E of Khoshk, 22 km W of Zahan, The epicenter was at depth of 5.4 km according

December 05, 2012

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Dust storm over the Arabian Sea

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured dust plumes blowing over the Arabian Sea on November 18. Multiple plumes blew off the coast of Iran and Pakistan toward the southwest. The thickest plume blew away from

November 20, 2012


M 5.5 earthquake hit northern Iran

Earthquake M 5.5 hit northern Iran on November 7, 2012 at 06:26:33 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 40 km (24 miles) W of Ahar and 51 km (31 miles) NNE of Tabriz, Iran (38.472°N, 46.613°E), the same area that was struck by deadly M 6.3 earthquake

November 07, 2012

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Dust blows over Persian Gulf

A plume of dust blows off the coast of Iran, near the border with Iraq, and over the Persian Gulf. Dust can also be observed blowing off the coast of Iran on the right side of the image, over the southern part of the gulf.

September 24, 2012


Magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck southern Iran

Strong earthquake M5.3 struck Southern Iran at 01:57:13  UTC on September 6. The location of epicenter was 55km south of Gerash, in Fars province, near Persian Gulf coast (27.178°N, 54.015°E) at depth of 30 km according to EMSC. USGS recorded M5.1 at depth of 39.6

September 06, 2012


Two extremely dangerous earthquakes M6.4 and M6.3 struck northwestern Iran

Northwestern Iran was struck by two strong and very shallow earthquakes on August 11, 20102 within only 15 minutes. USGS recorded earthquake with magnitude 6.4 at 12:23 UTC and second with magnitude 6.3 at 12:34 UTC. Recorded depth of both earthquakes was about 9.9

August 11, 2012


Air pollution worries Iran as sandstorms wreak havoc

Iranians are worried by crippling air pollution as "unprecedented" sandstorms mostly originating from neighbouring Iraq hit 20 provinces, forcing the shutdown of schools and government offices. The blinding sandstorms hit western, central and southern provinces on

April 16, 2011


Sandstorm moves across Arabian peninsula

A dense wall of dust barreled across the Arabian Peninsula on March 26 - 27, 2011. The massive storm stretches more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) across the peninsula, covering parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. This pair of images...

March 28, 2011