7.3-magnitude earthquake


  • 90 schools to be built in quake-stricken areas 2018-04-14 19:57

    90 schools to be built in quake-stricken areas

    TEHRAN — Construction of some 90 schools will be completed in quake-stricken areas of Kermanshah, western Iran, by the beginning of the school year falling on September 23, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

  • An old woman sitting in a tent in Kermanshah province 2018-04-07 19:51

    Some $12.6m donated for Kermanshah quake relief

    TEHRAN — Iranians have made a contribution of some 630 billion rials (nearly $12.6 million) to recovery efforts in the quake-hit province of Kermanshah, Iran’s Red Crescent Society secretary general Mahmoud Mohammadi-Nasab has said.

  • November 12 earthquake of Kermanshah 2018-04-01 15:10

    Fairly powerful quake shakes western Iran

    Tehran-- An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck weatern city of Sarpol Zahab, Kermanshah Province.

  • Javad Fatemi-Nasab, Sarpol-e Zahab Friday prayer leader 2018-02-16 11:52

    Cleric lives in tent in sympathy with quake victims

    TEHRAN — A cleric in the western city of Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province, which was hit hard by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake on November 12, is still living in a tent in sympathy with the quake-hit victims.

  • Magnitude 7.3 quake which hit city of Sar-pol Zahab on November 12 caused widespread devastation to the area. 2018-01-13 08:19

    Over 50 earthquakes hit Iranian city on Thursday

    TEHRAN – More than 50 consecutive tremors, with different levels of severity, shook the city of Sumar in the western province of Kermanshah on Thursday.

  • Quake-hit Kermanshahi people rebuilding homes amid hope 2018-01-09 12:03

    Quake-hit Kermanshahi people rebuilding homes amid hope

    TEHRAN — Almost two months after the tragic magnitude 7.3 quake rocked the western province of Kermanshah, the citizens join hands with those who volunteered to help rebuild their damaged cities and villages.

  • A view of buildings damaged by the magnitude 7.3 earthquake which hit western city of Sarpol-e Zahab on November 12 2017-12-25 09:15

    Hashemi cautions against possible Tehran earthquakes

    TEHRAN – Tehran city council chairman Mohsen Hashemi has urged officials and responsible organizations to be vigilant over the possibility of future earthquakes in the metropolis and take necessary measures.

  • A view of run-down areas in Tehran 2017-12-24 09:27

    Run-down areas, subsidence dragging down Tehran

    TEHRAN — The magnitude 5.2 tremor on December 20 near Tehran once again has heightened serious concerns over the city’s resistance to an imminent and most probably destructive earthquake.

  • Seismic hazard map of Iran 2017-12-23 07:33

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Put up with earthquakes and do the spadework

    TEHRAN — The earthquakes across Iran over the past 40 days, particularly the most recent one in the capital Tehran, have fueled widespread, well-founded fear amongst people alike.

  • Yukiharu Kobayashi (L), Ko Goto, and Ryoji Takahashi 2017-12-20 09:33

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘Build back better’, key to reduce disaster risk

    TEHRAN — ‘Building back better’ would definitely help reduce disaster risk in the future, Ko Goto, director of disaster risk reduction group of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said on Tuesday.

  • Teenage girl hailed a hero for rescuing baby sister 2017-12-17 18:54

    Teenage girl hailed a hero for rescuing baby sister

    TEHRAN — 13-year-old Haniyeh is her family’s hero by risking her life to save her baby sister from approaching death during Kermanshah strong quake.

  •  زلزله کرمانشاه ، روز سوم 2017-12-14 17:11

    Iranian football stars raise money for Kermanshah quake victims

    Ex-Iranian football stars played a charity match on Thursday in Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's western Kermanshah province, to raise money for victims of the last month’s earthquake.

  • Tehran Metro 2017-12-11 09:00

    ‘Tehran metro can resist magnitude 8 earthquake’

    TEHRAN – Tehran metro can endure earthquakes measuring up to 8 on the Richter scale, director of Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Operations Company said.

  • Construction workers are preparing conex boxes in Sarpol-e Zahab. (Photo by Abdollah Moradi/IRIB) 2017-12-10 18:34

    Hundreds of conex boxes delivered to quake-hit Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – Up to now 886 conex boxes have been delivered to the earthquake-stricken regions of Kermanshah, head of the National Disaster Management Organization said on Saturday.

  • professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare 2017-12-06 16:53

    No link between recent quakes across Iran: seismologist

    TEHRAN — Recent earthquakes hitting provinces of Kermanshah, Tehran, Kerman, Bushehr and Gilan are not connected to each other, professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare said.

  • Nationwide earthquake maneuver performed 2017-11-30 11:28

    Nationwide earthquake maneuver performed

    TEHRAN — The 19th nationwide earthquake maneuver, aiming to maintain preparedness to deal with the unpredictable incident, was conducted in schools across Iran on Wednesday.

  • A group of construction workers are building a Conex box as a temporary shelter in Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province. (Photo by Abdollah Moradi/ IRIB) 2017-11-29 07:05

    Charity foundation donates $22m to Kermanshah quake victims

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation, a charity organization, has so far paid some 200 billion rials (nearly $5m) in cash and provided 700 billion rials (nearly $17m) in kind for quake-hit areas in the western province of Kermanshah.

  • Rain falling down in quake-hit province of Kermanshah have made life even harder for the tragic quake survivors. 2017-11-25 08:53

    Cold spell, flooding hit Iranian provinces

    TEHRAN — Over the first days of the ninth Iranian calendar month of Azar (starting November 22) some parts of the country have experienced a sharp drop in temperature and were inundated with flood.

  •  Mehdi Zare 2017-11-20 10:02

    By Prof. Mehdi Zare & Farnaz Kamranzad 

    7.3 magnitude quake in Sarepol-e Zahab 

    On November 12, 2017, at 18:18 UTC (21:48 Iran Standard Time), a major earthquake with the moment magnitude of 7.3 occurred in Kermanshah province, western Iran.

  • An old man is standing on the ruins of his house devastated by the powerful quake in Kermanshah. 2017-11-19 20:25

    U.S. sanctions against Iran block donations to quake victims

    Anonymous benefactor donates $2.5m for quake-hit Kermanshah

    TEHRAN — An anonymous benefactor has donated 100 billion rials (nearly $2.5 million) to earthquake-stricken province of Kermanshah, head of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation said on Thursday.

  • Kermanshah quake: tragedy, altruism, hope 2017-11-19 20:07

    By Prof. Mehdi Zare & Farnaz Kamranzad

    7.3 magnitude quake in Sarepol-e Zahab

    On November 12, 2017, at 18:18 UTC (21:48 Iran Standard Time), a major earthquake with the moment magnitude of 7.3 occurred in Kermanshah province, western Iran.

  • Volunteers in southeastern city of Zahedan performs Household Hazard Preparedness Plan on March 7, 2017 (Photo: IRNA) 2017-11-16 11:25

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ‘Earthquake is not dangerous if you are prepared’

    TEHRAN -- Iranians all around the world spend bitter days receiving sad news about aftermath of the recent earthquake which hit the western Kermanshah province.

  • ساره جوانمردی 2017-11-15 13:34

    Sareh Javanmardi to sell her medal to help Iran quake victims

    Paralympic Games gold medal winner in shooting Sareh Javanmard is going to sell her medal to raise money for the victims of Sunday's earthquake which left at least 500 people dead in Iran.

  • Amid the tragic and heartbreaking scenes of mourning and searching through the rubbles and pulling out dead bodies miracles happened, too. Ava, a baby girl, was born early Tuesday morning in the earth 2017-11-14 20:10

    Kermanshah quake: tragedy, altruism, hope

    TEHRAN — The quake-hit city of Kermanshah is now the stage of inextricably mixed tragic, altruistic and hopeful scenes.

  • کیانوش رستمی - وزنه برداری 2017-11-14 12:46

    Kianoush Rostami to sell his gold for quake victims

    Olympic gold medal winner in Rio 2016 Kianoush Rostami is going to auction his medal to give the money to the people who were affected by the earthquake.

  • A view of Bisotun bas-relief carving, a World Heritage site in Kermanshah province, western Iran. 2017-11-13 19:49

    Quake harms historical sites in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran late on Sunday, causing relatively minor damage to several historic and heritage sites in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces.

  • Western Iran magnitude 7.3 quake leaves at least 220 dead, thousands injured 2017-11-13 11:47

    Western Iran magnitude 7.3 quake leaves at least 348 dead, thousands injured

    A magnitude 7.3 earthquake which rocked western province of Kermanshah left at least 348 dead and 4050 injured. The epicenter of the earthquake was Azgaleh near to the Iraq border. The quake struck at a depth of 11 kilometers and tremors were felt both in other Iranian provinces as well as regional countries.

  • earthquake 2017-11-13 08:52

    At least 407 killed as strong quake rattles western Iran

    A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Iran's Kermanshah province on Sunday night, killing at least 407 people and injuring 6,700 so far. The incident occurred at 9:48pm local time. It struck at a depth of 11 kilometers.