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  • No harm to Hormozgan historical sites by quake 2021-01-17 19:37

    No harm to Hormozgan historical sites by quake

    TEHRAN – A medium-sized 5.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Hormozgan on Saturday caused no damage to historical structures and sites across the southern Iranian province.

  • Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook western Iran 2021-01-05 11:09

    4.1 magnitude quake strikes Caspian Sea

    TEHRAN- An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred on Tuesday morning in the Caspian Sea, shaking nearby regions in Iran and other littoral countries.

  • Iran has entered a decade of earthquakes: expert 2020-12-22 17:45

    Iran has entered a decade of earthquakes: expert

    TEHRAN – Iran has entered a decade of earthquakes since the [Iranian calendar] year 1396 (March 2017- March 2018), as the Iranian plateau is shrinking by 30 millimeters per year, Mehdi Zare, professor of engineering seismology at the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), said.

  • 200 seismic accelerometers to be installed in Tehran 2020-11-07 18:30

    200 seismic accelerometers to be installed in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Some 200 accelerometers will be installed in quake-prone areas of the capital, Pirooz Hanachi, the mayor of Tehran, said.

  • Zanjan 2020-10-25 20:30

    No harm to Zanjan historical sites by quake

    TEHRAN – No damage was inflicted on historical sites across the northwestern Zanjan province as a medium-sized 5 magnitude earthquake struck the neighboring province of Qazvin on Saturday, the provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Literacy rate in rural areas grows significantly 2020-10-13 17:20

    IRCS holding online courses for earthquake preparedness

    TEHRAN – The Red Crescent Society (IRCS), in collaboration with the Medical Council, is holding an online training course on how to be prepared for an earthquake.

  • professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare 2020-10-13 11:40

    By Prof. Mehdi Zare

    Earthquake hazard zoning: An international effort conduction in Iran for Western and South Asia 

    As an international effort, this article is aimed to represent the important controlling factors for seismic hazard analysis (SHA) performed over the last 3 decades in Iran, Western, and South Asia.

  • Levelled by earthquake: restoration of giant UNESCO-tagged Bam Citadel 80% complete 2020-10-09 18:01

    Levelled by earthquake: restoration of giant UNESCO-tagged Bam Citadel 80% complete

    TEHRAN – The overall restoration of the massive Bam Citadel, a massive mud-brick stronghold in southeast Iran, which was totally flattened by an earthquake in 2003, is now eighty percent complete.

  • Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes Tehran province 2020-09-19 12:36

    Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes Tehran province

    TEHRAN – An earthquake of 3.1 magnitudes rocked Tehran province on Saturday, according to the Iranian Seismological Center.

  • Golestan province 2020-09-08 19:00

    No harm to Golestan historical sites by quake

    TEHRAN - No damage has been reported to historical sites and museums across the northern Golestan province as a medium-sized quake struck the province on Monday, according to the province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department.

  • زلزله 2020-09-07 12:04

    Magnitude 5.1 quake hits northern Iran, leaving 34 injured

    TEHRAN – An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale shook northeastern Golestan province on Monday, leaving 34 injured.

  • زلزله 2020-08-31 18:25

    Iran to attend intl. seismology workshop

    TEHRAN – Iran will participate in an international workshop on global seismology and tectonics which will be held online from September 14-25.

  • Book on earthquake resistance of historical structures hits stores 2020-07-20 22:36

    Book on earthquake resistance of historical structures hits stores

    TEHRAN – A book containing 13 scientific papers on earthquake resistance of historical structures has recently been published, introducing ways to maximize the protection of potentially vulnerable structures.

  • No casualties as 4-magnitude tremor shakes Tehran province 2020-07-12 16:54

    No casualties as 4-magnitude tremor shakes Tehran province

    TEHRAN – An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale shook Firoozkooh county, northeast of Tehran province, on Sunday, leaving no damages or casualties.

  • Fars quake 2020-06-12 21:00

    No major harm to Fars historical sites by quakes

    TEHRAN – No serious damage was inflicted on historical sites across the southern Fars province as two medium-sized quakes struck the province earlier this week, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Some 1,000 earthquakes occur in Iran in a month 2020-06-08 18:07

    Some 1,000 earthquakes occur in Iran in a month

    TEHRAN – Seismological networks of the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Tehran, recorded more than 960 earthquakes across the country over the past month (April 20-May 20).

  • Salehabad city 2020-06-06 19:30

    No harm to Ilam historical sites by quake

    TEHRAN – A medium-sized 4.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Salehabad city in western province of Ilam on Wednesday caused no damage to historical sites across the province.

  • 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.