earthquake

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  • Quake 2020-05-30 19:05

    By Professor Mehdi Zare

    New challenges of disaster management in Iran

    The Iranian plateau is located in a very seismically active region of the world and is known not only for its major catastrophic earthquakes but also for the disasters relating to natural hazards, especially earthquakes. About 2% of the earthquakes of the world occur in Iran but more than 6% of the victims of the world earthquakes during the 20th century are reported from Iranian earthquakes. This shows the high level of vulnerability in Iran.

  • Magnitude 4 quake hits Tehran province 2020-05-27 14:02

    Magnitude 4 quake hits Tehran province

    TEHRAN – An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale shook Tehran province on Wednesday.

  • Quake damages historical neighborhood in southwest Iran 2020-05-25 18:22

    Quake damages historical neighborhood in southwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A magnitude 5.2 earthquake on Sunday caused minor harm to the historical neighborhood of Dehdasht, a city in Kohgiluyeh-Boyer Ahmad province, southwest Iran.

  • Falak-ol-Aflak Fortress 2020-05-11 21:30

    Sassanid-era fortress to undergo urgent restoration

    TEHRAN – The centuries-old Falak-ol-Aflak Fortress in Khorramabad, western province of Lorestan, which was damaged by an earthquake last week, will undergo urgent rehabilitation works, the head of Lorestan’s Management and Planning Organization Samaneh Hassanpour said on Monday, CHTN reported. 

  • Quake causes cracks in Tehran’s Sahebqaraniyeh Palace 2020-05-08 20:45

    Quake causes cracks in Tehran’s Sahebqaraniyeh Palace

    TEHRAN – Some minor cracks have appeared in the historical Sahebqaraniyeh Palace, which is located in northern Tehran, due to an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale that occurred early on Friday 56 km northeast of the city.

  • A view of the adobe Bam Citadel before the 2003 earthquake 2020-05-08 20:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran, quakes, and tourism

    Early on Friday, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck Damavand county, 56km northeast of the capital Tehran, killing two and injuring 33. It made an excuse for writing a note about the impact of natural disasters, specifically earthquakes, on tourism and cultural heritage.

  • electricity network 2020-05-08 16:52

    No power outage due to earthquake: Tavanir

    TEHRAN- Now electricity outage due to the last night earthquake has been reported in the country, an official with Iran’s Power Generation and Distribution Company (known as Tavanir) announced on Friday.

  • Earthquake 2020-05-08 01:38

    Magnitude 5.1 quake in Tehran province kills 2, injures 33

    TEHRAN - An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale shook Tehran province early on Friday, killing two and injuring 33.

  • No major harm to Sassanid-era fortress by quake 2020-05-06 23:08

    No major harm to Sassanid-era fortress by quake

    TEHRAN – No serious damage was inflicted on the centuries-old Falak-ol-Aflak Fortress as a medium-sized quake struck Iran’s western province of Lorestan on Wednesday, according to a group of assessors dispatched by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts.

  • Wooden mosque at Choobin (“Wooden”) village near Neyshabur, northeast Iran. 2020-02-26 23:54

    Visit village where all structures are made of timber

    Serenely sprawling in a well-watered and fertile plain at the southern foot of the Binalud Mountains, Choobin (“Wooden”) village is a special tourist destination situated near Neyshabur, northeast Iran.

  • زلزله ترکیه 2020-02-23 12:51

    Magnitude 5.7 quake hits northwestern Iran, 75 injured

    TEHRAN – An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale shook Qatoor district in Khoy city, West Azarbaijan province.

  • Tehran’s “Holland Alley” to be made a national heritage 2020-01-26 20:13

    Tehran’s “Holland Alley” to be made a national heritage

    TEHRAN – “Holland Alley” in Tehran, which is mostly populated by Iranian-Armenian citizens, is worth to be inscribed on the national list of cultural heritage, Tehran City Council member Ahmad Masjed-Jamei said on Friday.

  • quake 2020-01-25 19:58

    Iran sympathizes with Turkey over devastating quake 

    TEHRAN - The Foreign Ministry spokesman, in a message on Saturday, voiced Iran’s “deep” condolences to the bereaved families of victims, the Turkish government and people over the Friday quake in the eastern part of Turkey that left a sum of 20 people killed and tens more wounded.

  • Alireza Beiranvand 2019-12-13 14:48

    Iran keeper Beiranvand selling Portugal match-worn shirt to raise cash for charity

    TEHRAN – Iran national football team goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand has auctioned off his World Cup match-worn shirt to raise funds for the earthquake victims.

  • A view of Esfahak, a rural landscape in Tabas county, South Khorasan province, eastern Iran. 2019-11-18 21:32

    Esfahak rural landscape nominated for TO DO Award

    TEHRAN – Esfahak rural landscape and its cultural heritage has become a nominee for the TO DO Award, which is presented by the German Institute for Tourism and Development.

  • Hossein Salami 2019-11-16 17:25

    Salami highlights IRGC relief operations in quake-hit areas

    TEHRAN – Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has highlighted the IRGC’s relief operations in quake-hit areas in the northwestern province of East Azrbaijan.

  • Yousef Karami 2019-11-15 00:18

    Ex-Iran taekwondoka auctions his Olympic medal for Iran quake victims

    TEHRAN – Former Iran Olympic medal winner Yousef Karami has put his medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of earthquake.

  • Govt. approves $71m in loans for quake-hit East Azarbaijan 2019-11-11 20:46

    Govt. approves $71m in loans for quake-hit East Azarbaijan

    TEHRAN – The government will provide some 3 trillion rials (about $71 million) to make up for the damage caused by earthquake in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan, Majid Joudi, an official with the Housing Foundation has said.

  • earthquake 2019-11-08 11:41

    Six dead, hundreds injured as 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits northwestern Iran

    TEHRAN - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least six people and injuring 584 others so far.

  • Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters 2019-10-13 11:52

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters

    TEHRAN – Having tackled over 34 out of 41 natural disasters identified worldwide, Iran is among the top countries most prone to natural disasters. Therefore, risk reduction and resilience is widely recognized emphasizing the need for making cities resilient to disasters. But what are the challenges on its way?

  • Tehran facing serious risks of natural disasters 2019-08-14 17:26

    Tehran facing serious risks of natural disasters

    TEHRAN – Three natural disasters are threatening the capital city of Tehran, which is very vulnerable due to holding a great share of rundown areas, Reza Karami, head of Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization has announced.

  • electricity 2019-08-05 17:39

    Energy networks back to normal operation in earthquake-hit region

    TEHRAN – Head of Iranian Energy Ministry’s Crisis Management Office, Meisam Jafarzadeh, said water and electricity networks are back in normal operation after an earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale shook Choram Country in southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh-Boyer Ahmad Province on Monday.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Khuzestan province 2019-07-09 20:42

    No major harm to Khuzestan historical sites by quake

    TEHRAN – No serious damage has been reported to museums and cultural heritage sites across Iran’s Khuzestan province hit by a medium-sized quake on Monday, according to the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

  • Magnitude 5.7 quake hits southwestern Iran 2019-07-08 20:24

    Magnitude 5.7 quake hits southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolted southwestern Khuzestan province on Monday, Tasnim reported.

  • Fairly strong quakes shake western, southeastern Iran 2019-05-11 23:04

    Fairly strong quakes shake western, southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN — Fairly powerful quakes hit Ezgeleh, western province of Kermanshah, and Zahedan, southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, on Saturday.

  • Land subsidence an overlooked threat to the country: expert 2019-04-17 23:00

    Land subsidence an overlooked threat to the country: expert

    TEHRAN – Although land subsidence is too subtle to be detected, it must be tackled before incurring great loss, which has been proved to be more destructive than flood and earthquake, deputy director for Iran National Cartographic Center has said.

  • زلزله 2019-04-01 16:36

    Quake hits western Iran

    TEHRAN—Two fairly powerful earthquakes shook western Iran near its border with Iraq on Monday afternoon, Ana news agency reported.

  • Flood responsible for 61% of natural disasters 2019-03-16 21:49

    Flood responsible for 61% of natural disasters

    TEHRAN – Flood is the leading natural disaster being responsible for 61 percent of the total natural disasters happened in the country, according to studies conducted over the past four decades in Iran.

  • $2.8b government aid paid to quake-stricken Kermanshah 2019-03-12 22:01

    $2.8b government aid paid to quake-stricken Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – The government has so far spent 120 trillion rials (about $2.8 billion) to make up for the damages caused by earthquake in the western province of Kermanshah, Esmaeil Najjar, head of the National Disaster Management Organization has said.

  • National document on disaster management training prepared 2019-02-28 12:06

    National document on disaster management training prepared

    TEHRAN — A national document on disaster management training has been prepared for 27 provinces, deputy director of National Disaster Management Organization has said.