Articles tagged "iran"

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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...

May 24, 2021

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Shallow M5.4 earthquake hits Iran - Turkmenistan border region, injuring 25 people

A shallow earthquake registered by the Iran Seismological Center (IRSC) as M5.4 hit North Khorasan Province, Iran at 00:54 UTC (05:24 LT) on May 17, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.4 at a depth of 10 km; EMSC M5.3 at...

May 17, 2021

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At least 10 people killed after severe flash floods hit Iran

Severe flash floods claimed at least 10 lives in parts of Iran since the start of May. The worst affected provinces are Yazd, Kerman, and South Khorasan. According to the IRC, their teams located the bodies of 10 people, recovered 37 vehicles from flooded roads and...

May 06, 2021

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Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Iran's southern province of Bushehr

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (ISC) as M5.9 hit Iran's southern province of Bushehr at 06:41 UTC on April 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS and EMSC are reporting M5.8 at a depth...

April 18, 2021

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Shallow M5.6 earthquake hits Iran, injuring 43 people and cutting off electricity and water to Sisakht

A shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (ISMC) as M5.6 hit Sisakht, Iran at 18:35 UTC (22:05 LT) on February 17, 2021, injuring at least 43 people. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS and EMSC are reporting it as M5.4. ...

February 18, 2021

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At least 12 climbers dead as heavy snow hits Tehran, Iran

At least 12 people were confirmed dead after avalanches struck Tehran, Iran, on Friday, December 25, 2020, following heavy snowfall and strong winds. Avalanches struck four various areas north of the capital Tehran on Friday following heavy snow and strong winds a...

December 29, 2020

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Two months' worth of rain in few hours floods Iran, killing 7 people

Heavy rains from December 5 to 7, 2020, have triggered more flooding in Iran, further worsening the situation in eight provinces already affected by inundations in late November. Up to 160 mm (6 inches) of rain fell in just a few hours-- equivalent to two...

December 09, 2020

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34 injured, dozens of buildings damaged or destroyed after M5.1 earthquake hits Iran

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS and EMSC as M5.1 hit Golestan province in northern Iran at 21:34 UTC on September 6, 2020 (02:04 LT, September 7). The quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). IRSC registered it as M5.1 at a depth of 9 km (5.6...

September 07, 2020

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Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits southern Iran, USGS issues Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit southern Iran at 17:18 UTC (21:48 LT) on June 9, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). IRSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth, EMSC M5.7 at a depth of just 2 km (1.2...

June 09, 2020

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Iran faces worst locust plague in 50 years, recent attacks unprecedented

Iran is under its worst desert locust outbreak in the past 50 years and for the second year in a row. Compared with last year, the swarms of desert locusts are much larger, and it is safe to claim that the recent attacks are unprecedented, officials said. According...

May 29, 2020

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Shallow M5.1 earthquake hits near dormant Damavand volcano, Tehran, Iran

A shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M5.1 at a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles) hit the city of Damavand in Tehran, Iran, at 20:18 UTC on May 7, 2020 (00:48 LT on May 8). Both USGS and EMSC reported it as shallow M4.6. At least two...

May 08, 2020

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Huge sandstorm hits central Iran

A massive, terrifying sandstorm hit the provinces of Yazd and Rafsanjan in central Iran on Sunday, April 26, 2020. The storm occurred at dawn, with wind speed reaching up to 130 km/h (81 mph). A witness said day turned into night when the gigantic sandstorm covered...

April 28, 2020

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Severe, fatal flooding continues across 14 provinces of Iran

Severe flooding continues across 14 provinces of Iran, while some areas in the country are still recovering from inundations that began in March. On April 13, the Iranian Red Crescent Society reported two fatalities, one injured, and one missing after floodwaters...

April 15, 2020

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Severe floods, worst locust invasion in 50 years continue devastating Iran

Major flooding continued in parts of Iran this week, with at least 19 provinces badly affected since late February. Inundations have caused damages worth hundreds of millions of dollars. More buildings sustained damages, both in rural and urban areas, and four...

April 01, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger destructive flash floods and landslides in southern Iran

Heavy rainfall affecting southern Iraq since March 21, 2020, resulted in destructive flash floods and landslides responsible for at least 12 fatalities and 17 injuries across several provinces. Extensive damage was reported, as well as power outages in several...

March 24, 2020

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24 000 affected by severe flooding in Lorestan Province, Iran

Approximately 24 000 people have been affected by severe weather across southwest Iran since late February. Heavy downpours which started around February 24 caused widespread flooding in the region, which resulted in damage to properties and crops, disruptions to...

March 11, 2020

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Shallow M5.7 and M6.0 earthquakes hit Iran - Turkey border region, claiming lives of at least 9 people

A series of shallow earthquakes, including M5.7 at a depth of 6.4 km (4 miles) and M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) hit Iran - Turkey border region on Sunday, February 23, 2020, claiming the lives of at least 9 people and injuring 37 others, 9 seriously. The...

February 23, 2020

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Severe snowstorms claim at least 8 lives, cause widespread disruptions in northern Iran

Severe snowstorms claimed the lives of at least eight people and injured 78 others in northern Iran, the country's emergency organization confirmed on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The harsh weather also caused widespread disruptions in parts of the region,...

February 12, 2020

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Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present...

January 20, 2020

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Major floods hit Iran after a year's worth of rain in 3 days, at least 3 dead and over 20 000 homeless

Days of torrential rain in Iran have led to major floods, resulting in at least three fatalities, official media confirmed on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Thousands of establishments were damaged, hundreds of villages were cut off, and more than 20 000 residents left...

January 15, 2020

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Widespread flooding after very heavy rain hits southern Iran

Floods have spread through Iran's southern provinces of Hormozgan, Khuzestan, and Bushehr, on December 19, 2019. The flooding began around December 16 after a period of very heavy rain, when at least one person went missing and four others were rescued after a...

December 19, 2019

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Rare autumn snowfall blankets Tehran, Iran

Heavy snowfall blanketed Iran's capital city, Tehran, on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The rare autumn snow started with a few flakes that quickly intensified into a full-blown snowstorm, dumping almost 30 cm (1 foot) and blocking several roads. Snow rapidly...

November 18, 2019

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Iran, at least 5 killed, 350 injured, 500 houses damaged

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS and Iran Seismological Center (ISC) as M5.9 hit Iran's East Azarbaijan province at 22:47 UTC on November 7, 2019. The ISC is reporting a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Aftershocks ranging from M4.1 to 4.8 were...

November 08, 2019

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Widespread floods kill 5, displace more than 100 people in Iran

Continuous heavy rainfall from October 1 to October 4, 2019, caused widespread floods in Iran, killing at least five people and displacing more than 100. Among the 22 affected provinces are South Khorasan, Fars, and Hormozgan, with Sistan and Baluchestan as the...

October 09, 2019

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Deadly M5.7 earthquake hits southern Iran, numerous aftershocks

A shallow earthquake registered by the Iran Seismological Center as M5.7 hit near Masjed Soleyman, Iran at 07:00 UTC (11:30 LT) on July 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the...

July 08, 2019

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Severe storms and new wave of floods claim 24 lives across Iran

At least 24 people have been killed and 55 injured in a new wave of severe storms and torrential rainfall that has pounded Iran for the past two weeks. Official emergency aid was delivered to 83 cities and villages across flood-hit Iran, authorities said. According...

May 25, 2019

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Flash floods submerged 90 percent of Iran, displaced 500 000 people

At the peak of the recent flood disaster in Iran, half a million people have been displaced and 90% of land submerged, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) reports. One of the worst affected provinces was Golestan, which received approximately 70% of...

May 24, 2019

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Iran facing worst locust outbreak in 40 years

A severe locust outbreak, possibly the worst in the past 40 years, is threatening crops and food security in large areas of the coastal province of Hormozgan, Iran. Several swarms of locust spread out to parts of Iran over the last 10 weeks and penetrated 200 km...

April 25, 2019

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Severe dust storm hits Saudi Arabia and Iran

Large dust storm originating in parts of northern Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq is affecting the region and southwest Iran's Khuzestan, still recovering from massive floods. Authorities warn residents that dust particles have significantly increased air...

April 23, 2019

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Floods in Iran: Death toll stands at 78, 1 136 injured and around 10 million affected

Severe flooding has been affecting most of Iran since mid-March, particularly provinces of Golestan, Fars, Khuzestan and Lorestan Provinces. 28 of Iran's 31 provinces have been affected. Several cities and villages in Khuzestan Province were evacuated while 5...

April 11, 2019

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Massive damage to agricultural sector, 36 percent of roads damaged, more than 60 people dead, Iran

Heavy rain and floods affecting Iran since March 19, 2019 caused massive damage to the country's agricultural sector, damaged 36% of the entire road network and left at least 62 people dead, as of April 4, 2019. According to information provided by official...

April 04, 2019

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Unprecedented floods hit Iran, up to 70 percent of annual rainfall average in just one day

Heavy rain and floods continue across Iran, with 25 of its 31 provinces affected since March 19, 2019. The worst-hit provinces in recent days are Golestan in the north, Fars in the south and Lorestan in the west. As of April 2, the death toll stands at 57, with 19...

April 02, 2019

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At least 21 killed, 119 injured as violent flash floods hit Shiraz, Iran

At least 21 people have been killed and 119 injured after heavy rain hit the city of Shiraz, southern Iran on Monday, March 25, 2019, causing severe flash flooding. Heavy rains started falling on the historic city of Shiraz, Fars Province on Monday morning,...

March 25, 2019

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Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, leaving more than 50 people dead

Heavy rainfall and snowfall hit several areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan and eastern Iran over the last few days, causing flash floods and landslides in which more than 50 people lost their lives. As of 14:00 UTC on March 5, the death toll reached 50 people, dozens of...

March 05, 2019

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Large earth cracks and massive sinkholes opening across drought-hit Iran

Massive fissures and sinkholes are appearing in and around Iranian capital Tehran and authorities are now openly admitting the area around Tehran is literally sinking. Huge fissures and sinkholes are also opening across the country, threatening homes, roads, oil...

January 28, 2019

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake injures 75 people, damages buildings and farms in Gilan Gharb, Kermanshah, Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center as M5.9 hit Gilan Gharb, Kermanshah Province, Iran at 13:41 UTC on January 6, 2019 (17:29 LT). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M5.7 at a...

January 07, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kermanshah, Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermanshah, Iran at 16:37 UTC (20:07 local time) on November 25, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km. The quake hit one year after...

November 25, 2018

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Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

The Middle East has been hit by several waves of severe storms over the past 30+ days and registered anomalously high amounts of rain in very short periods. For some of the regions, the storms were the worst in decades. More than 50 people were killed. Severe storm...

November 13, 2018

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Extreme rainfall, unprecedented flash floods wreak havoc, leave 7 dead in northern Iran

At least 7 people have been killed after extremely heavy rain caused 'unprecedented' flash floods and landslides in Iranian provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan over the past few days. Authorities said northern provinces experienced worst rains in at...

October 07, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermanshah, killing at least 3 people and injuring over 300, Iran

At least 3 people have been killed and more than 300 were injured after M6.0 earthquake hit western Iran at 22:13 UTC on August 25, 2018 (02:43 local time, August 26). USGS is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. The...

August 26, 2018