Latest earthquakes in Western Asia

Last update: March 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm by By

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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 Iran-iraq Border Region Dec 19 01:48 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Shush, Iran Dec 19 01:48 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Dec 19 01:48 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Owen Fracture Zone Region Dec 18 21:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Owen Fracture Zone Region Dec 18 21:58 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Tamrida, Yemen Dec 18 21:58 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Crete, Greece Dec 17 21:46 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Turkey Dec 16 09:03 3.9 12 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Turkey Dec 16 09:02 4.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Turkey Dec 16 09:02 4.4 9 MAP I Felt It
USGS Khvoy, Iran Dec 15 04:05 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Armenia-azerbaijan-iran Border Reg. Dec 15 04:05 4.3 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northwestern Iran Dec 15 04:05 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Dec 13 23:23 3.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Iran Dec 12 20:45 5.1 3 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Dec 12 20:45 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Do Gonbadan, Iran Dec 12 20:45 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Dec 12 05:24 3.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 04:10 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Iran Dec 12 03:29 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Iraq Dec 11 17:37 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Turkey Dec 11 03:01 3.9 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Dec 10 18:03 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Iran Dec 10 05:47 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Dec 09 00:18 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Iran Dec 08 22:34 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Iran Dec 08 06:38 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Turkey Dec 07 08:49 3.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Aegean Sea Dec 06 08:36 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Dec 06 08:36 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Aegean Sea Dec 06 06:20 4.9 13 MAP I Felt It
USGS Plomarion, Greece Dec 06 06:20 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Dec 06 06:20 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Dec 06 02:43 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Plomarion, Greece Dec 06 01:45 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Mitilini - Did not last long. Quite shaking though.
  • izmir - scossa molto lunga
  • Izmir - We live on the 7th floor of a 14 story apt building. Lateral displacement of approx 1-1.5 cm. Lasted for about 15 seconds with three distinct pulses.
  • Izmir - Sono preoccupata per la frequenza di queste scosse ravvicinate
  • Mitilini - I live in a block of flats and my windows were noisy shaking! It lasted for quite some time! Seemed like ages!
  • GEOFON Aegean Sea Dec 06 01:45 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Dec 06 01:45 5.0 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Iran Dec 05 02:49 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuh Sefid, Iran Dec 05 00:20 4.1 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 05 00:20 4.1 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Oinoussai, Greece Dec 04 21:16 4.6 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Aegean Sea Dec 04 21:16 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Dec 04 21:16 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Dec 04 05:35 4.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 03 21:22 3.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Dec 03 02:51 3.7 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea Dec 02 20:15 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Aegean Sea Dec 02 20:15 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Myrina, Greece Dec 02 20:15 4.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Dec 02 05:22 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palaikastron, Greece Dec 01 22:48 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Dec 01 22:48 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea Dec 01 11:30 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Agia Marina, Greece Nov 30 16:01 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Nov 30 16:01 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 30 06:38 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Nov 30 01:35 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 29 17:40 3.6 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 29 17:31 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Iran Nov 29 17:31 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 29 03:20 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Nov 28 08:13 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Nov 28 02:30 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Emet, Turkey Nov 28 02:30 4.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 28 02:30 4.4 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Aegean Sea Nov 27 12:18 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Nov 26 05:05 4.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 26 00:04 4.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Nov 25 21:52 3.7 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran Nov 25 04:30 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Caucasus Nov 24 19:05 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Nov 24 19:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Caucasus Region, Russia Nov 24 19:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea Nov 24 09:16 4.0 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 24 00:25 3.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Southeastern Iran Nov 23 13:18 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Dib Dibba, Oman Nov 23 13:18 4.8 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Nov 23 13:18 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Northern Iran Nov 23 05:07 3.9 190 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 22 23:43 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Nov 22 19:19 3.9 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 22 10:55 4.0 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 22 08:57 3.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 21 16:34 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 19 11:11 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 19 05:21 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 18 03:33 3.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 16 18:36 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 16 11:46 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 16 08:43 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 16 05:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Iran Nov 16 05:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bandar 'abbas, Iran Nov 16 05:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gerash, Iran Nov 15 22:29 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 15 22:29 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Nov 15 20:23 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Nov 15 20:23 4.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 15 19:56 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Iran Nov 15 19:56 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 15 07:30 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 14 15:01 3.9 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Nov 14 11:36 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 14 01:12 4.1 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 13 00:39 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kish, Iran Nov 13 00:39 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • kish - it was scary
  • GEOFON Southern Iran Nov 13 00:39 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cyprus Region Nov 12 16:25 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Nov 12 16:25 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran Nov 12 01:40 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 11 21:06 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 11 15:55 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 11 10:05 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bandar 'abbas, Iran Nov 11 10:05 4.9 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Nov 11 10:05 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Nov 11 04:46 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 11 04:46 3.9 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Nov 11 04:30 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea Nov 11 04:30 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Nov 11 02:09 3.7 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 10 13:52 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Iran Nov 10 13:52 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bandar 'abbas, Iran Nov 10 13:52 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 10 09:23 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Nov 10 09:20 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 10 09:20 4.4 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Turkey Nov 10 06:16 4.6 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kale, Turkey Nov 10 06:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 10 06:16 4.7 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 10 05:55 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Makry Gialos, Greece Nov 09 23:24 4.4 45 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Nov 09 23:24 4.4 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Nov 09 23:24 4.3 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Nov 09 15:52 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 09 07:58 4.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 08 22:13 3.9 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran Nov 08 04:47 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 07 01:41 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 06 20:38 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Nov 06 18:43 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 06 18:43 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 06 11:50 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran Nov 06 09:27 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 06 01:14 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Nov 05 17:30 3.6 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Yemen Nov 04 19:15 4.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 03 11:33 3.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 03 11:31 3.6 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 02 11:55 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Nov 02 05:02 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Nov 02 04:58 3.7 10 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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