Latest earthquakes in Western Asia

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The list below shows the last 150 earthquakes >M3.5 in Western Asia as reported by the most important seismological agencies.
Western Asia = Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Western Iran Sep 30 12:35 3.7 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Western Iran Sep 30 12:32 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Shushtar, Iran Sep 30 12:32 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Iran Sep 30 12:32 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pamukkale, Turkey Sep 28 09:10 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Turkey Sep 28 09:10 4.1 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Emponas, Greece Sep 27 20:57 5.2 83 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Sep 27 20:57 5.1 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Zante - Felt a shudder
  • Pamukkale, TK - no damage
  • serigerme, TK - the whole room shook. felt strange. my first ever earthquake
  • Cairo, Egypt - Sitting in bed and felt a light shake that lasted about 10 seconds. No damage occurred. My mom felt it too on the other side of the apartment.
  • Kos, GR - Les légères secousses nous ont réveillés moi et ma femme alors que nous étions dans un hotel.
  • Rhodes, GR - Secousse a duré 2 sec. Mures ont bougé les lampes suspendus.
  • Kalafarda - This is the strongest one we have felt
  • Ialisos - Scary one here on Rhodos. The bed was shaking hard and lamps were swinging a bit after.
  • Rhodes, GR - Petites secousses. Mures qui tremblent.
  • Rhodes - Very smooth shaking for 30 seconds. Just one strong kick in the middle. (via emsc)
  • Rhodes, GR - Hotel noticeably shaking
  • Bitez, TK - 10 seconds of light vibration
  • Rhodos, ixia, GR - Bed schudde, kleding hangers in kast bewogen langdurig heen en weer
  • fethiye,, TK - Shake felt 3rd floor of hotel
  • Rhodes, GR - We set in a bar , and all the chairs and tables vibrated.
  • Rhodos, Kallithea - Wakker geworden doordat we heen en weer geschud werden in bed. We sliepen op 8e verdieping. Gevoel dat heel het gebouw wiebelde. Duurde ong. 10 sec. Verlichting en kleerhangers en lichte voorwerpen bewogen.
  • EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Sep 27 20:57 5.5 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwestern Iran Sep 27 18:18 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 27 18:11 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Sep 27 11:11 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Sep 27 11:11 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwestern Iran Sep 27 09:42 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 25 20:51 3.9 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Sep 25 20:37 3.8 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Sep 24 12:51 3.7 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Sep 23 10:51 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Behbahan, Iran Sep 23 10:50 4.6 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Sep 23 10:50 4.7 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 23 05:07 3.8 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 22 21:30 3.6 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 22 02:47 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Sep 21 23:29 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Black Sea Sep 21 19:27 4.4 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Batumi - On 17th floor so maybe felt more than others. Some noise and shaking -perceived that in N-S orientation. Only lasted a few seconds
  • Makhinjuari - It lasted 3seconds with light shaking of the ground where I was standing in the back yard. Dogs were barking a bit before the earthquake. We stay outside for 30min just to make sure we will be safe in case of following earthquake. 2nd experience of mine and pretty scary. The last one I felt was in Iran which was stronger and it was 5.2 therefore i guessed this time it must be around 4.5.
  • USGS Och'amch'ire, Georgia Sep 21 19:27 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Black Sea, Offshore Georgia Sep 21 19:27 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Sep 21 18:08 4.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cyprus Region Sep 21 18:08 4.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Peyia, Cyprus Sep 21 18:08 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 21 14:56 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeastern Iran Sep 21 07:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Sep 21 07:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Sep 20 02:42 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 18 22:48 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Iran Sep 17 21:14 3.6 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kish, Iran Sep 17 15:31 4.3 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Sep 17 15:31 4.2 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 17 12:53 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Sep 16 05:12 3.9 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 15 18:33 3.6 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 15 08:15 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Sep 14 03:08 3.7 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea Sep 12 21:10 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Sep 12 19:14 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Gulf Of Aden Sep 12 17:00 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bereeda, Somalia Sep 12 17:00 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Aden Sep 12 17:00 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Sep 12 16:54 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Sep 12 15:51 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Sep 12 10:05 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 12 10:05 4.0 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Akhisar, Turkey Sep 12 09:29 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Sep 12 09:29 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 12 09:29 4.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Sep 12 08:26 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Akhisar, Turkey Sep 12 08:26 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 12 08:26 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Iran Sep 10 18:03 3.7 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Sep 09 19:20 3.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Filotion, Greece Sep 09 17:24 4.6 175 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Sep 09 17:24 4.5 179 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Sep 09 17:24 4.5 170 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Sep 09 13:58 3.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Sep 09 05:59 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran Sep 07 22:05 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Belokany, Azerbaijan Sep 07 21:29 4.2 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Caucasus Sep 07 21:29 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azerbaijan Sep 07 21:29 4.3 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tlyarata, Russia Sep 07 16:57 4.4 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azerbaijan Sep 07 16:57 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Caucasus Sep 07 16:57 4.3 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Sep 06 05:27 4.3 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Fethiye - just light shaking
  • GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Sep 06 05:27 4.3 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Sep 06 00:03 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Gulf Of Aden Sep 04 19:05 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Aden Sep 04 19:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Laasqoray, Somalia Sep 04 19:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Sep 04 18:15 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northwestern Iran Sep 03 20:44 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwestern Iran Sep 03 20:44 4.1 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Sep 03 11:54 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Sep 02 19:24 3.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Sep 02 09:48 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Sep 02 03:27 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Aug 31 18:19 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azerbaijan Aug 31 05:12 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Aug 30 17:17 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Aug 30 12:18 3.7 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 29 20:05 3.9 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Aug 29 11:45 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Aug 27 18:00 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Owen Fracture Zone Region Aug 27 02:34 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Owen Fracture Zone Region Aug 27 02:34 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Owen Fracture Zone Region Aug 27 02:34 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Aug 26 18:57 3.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 25 04:35 3.9 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Aug 25 00:28 4.0 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Aug 24 21:08 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lar, Iran Aug 21 07:43 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Aug 21 07:43 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Aug 21 07:43 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran Aug 17 04:25 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Northern Iran Aug 17 03:45 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yazihan, Turkey Aug 17 01:07 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 17 01:07 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Aug 15 23:58 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Armenia Aug 15 17:41 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Aug 13 13:36 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Aug 10 04:55 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Aug 10 04:55 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Aug 10 03:28 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Aug 09 07:29 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Aug 08 17:25 4.0 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Aug 08 12:09 3.7 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cyprus Region Aug 07 16:08 4.2 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Aug 07 16:08 4.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Aug 07 00:40 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 04 17:40 3.7 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Aug 02 19:30 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sabanozu, Turkey Aug 02 19:30 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Aug 02 19:30 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwestern Iran Aug 02 10:15 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azerbaijan Aug 01 07:51 4.1 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azerbaijan Aug 01 04:49 3.9 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azerbaijan Aug 01 04:46 5.3 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Caucasus Aug 01 04:46 5.0 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Imishli, Azerbaijan Aug 01 04:46 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran Jul 31 20:42 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jul 31 10:34 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Jul 30 06:11 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Jul 30 02:54 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS As Sukhnah, Syria Jul 28 16:13 4.4 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Jordan/syria Region Jul 28 16:13 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Syria Jul 28 16:13 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kish, Iran Jul 28 15:34 4.6 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jul 28 15:34 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Jul 28 15:34 4.6 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sokhumi, Georgia Jul 28 06:05 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Black Sea Jul 28 06:05 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Black Sea, Offshore Georgia Jul 28 06:05 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Jul 28 05:27 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Jul 27 23:07 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lar, Iran Jul 26 10:24 4.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jul 26 10:24 4.5 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Jul 26 10:24 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jul 26 10:10 4.4 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Jul 26 08:46 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Jul 26 05:05 3.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Jul 25 23:35 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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