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 Egypt Jan 21 16:54 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • cairo - i felt the floor shaking which was my first time feeling it i was really shocked how it felt like and it was only 4.6 i am thinking about how it would feel with a magnitude of 9.0 like the one that happened in japan. thank god no damaged happened
  • USGS Bilbays, Egypt Jan 21 16:54 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Egypt Jan 21 16:54 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 21 08:23 4.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Jan 21 08:23 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Southern Iran Jan 20 22:58 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Iran Jan 20 22:58 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 20 22:58 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Georgia Armenia Turkey Border Reg. Jan 20 13:52 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Abastumani, Georgia Jan 20 13:52 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Jan 20 13:52 4.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Egypt Jan 17 15:49 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 17 10:41 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Iran Jan 17 10:41 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kazerun, Iran Jan 17 10:41 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 17 03:50 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Jan 15 06:38 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Behram, Turkey Jan 15 04:03 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Turkey Jan 15 04:03 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Jan 15 04:03 4.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Jan 15 00:38 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Jan 14 22:39 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Behram, Turkey Jan 14 22:39 4.4 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Jan 14 22:38 4.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 14 04:52 3.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Jan 13 23:00 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dehloran, Iran Jan 13 23:00 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kato Pyrgos, Cyprus Jan 13 21:43 4.3 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cyprus Region Jan 13 21:43 4.5 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nicosia - 2 minor shakes
  • Nicosia - We were sitting on the sofa watching TV when we felt two light shakes.
  • Nicósia - …………………………
  • EMSC Cyprus Region Jan 13 21:43 4.4 80 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Caspian Sea, Offshr Turkmenistan Jan 11 14:28 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Turkmenbasy, Turkmenistan Jan 11 14:28 4.6 38 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Caspian Sea Jan 11 14:28 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Iran Jan 09 09:25 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Jan 09 06:50 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Jan 08 18:04 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Jan 08 09:22 4.1 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Jan 06 02:33 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jahrom, Iran Jan 06 02:33 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 06 02:33 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jan 05 14:05 4.3 98 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kefalos, Greece Jan 05 14:05 4.3 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jan 05 14:05 4.6 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Jan 04 21:37 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jan 04 07:26 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lyaskovets, Bulgaria Jan 03 22:02 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It
  • Veliko Tarnovo - I felt a jolt at midnight, the doors rattled, lights flickered. Just one
  • Zlataritsa - The bed shook then the room and then the whole house. The house is traditional timber frame with tile roof. This quake settles things rather than disturbing things. No obvious damage at home or other local places. It lasted about 2 to 3 seconds.
  • EMSC Bulgaria Jan 03 22:02 4.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 02 06:43 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Jan 02 01:50 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bandar-e Ganaveh, Iran Jan 02 00:42 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Iran Jan 02 00:42 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 02 00:42 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 02 00:38 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bandar-e Ganaveh, Iran Jan 02 00:38 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 02 00:32 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Iran Jan 02 00:29 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 02 00:29 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bandar-e Ganaveh, Iran Jan 02 00:29 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jan 01 22:28 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Jan 01 13:04 4.7 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea Jan 01 13:04 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 31 12:21 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 30 20:17 3.9 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 30 19:47 4.0 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azerbaijan Dec 29 13:01 3.8 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 28 06:20 3.8 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkmenistan-iran Border Region Dec 27 20:56 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Iran Dec 27 20:56 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 27 12:42 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Iran Dec 27 12:41 4.8 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Minab, Iran Dec 27 12:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 27 12:41 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Iran Dec 27 12:26 4.6 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Minab, Iran Dec 27 12:26 4.4 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 27 12:26 4.4 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 27 12:18 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Egypt Dec 27 01:49 4.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Dec 26 23:36 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 26 18:08 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Dec 26 14:01 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Dec 26 05:53 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iraq Dec 24 12:00 3.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Dec 23 13:55 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Dec 22 16:31 4.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea Dec 22 11:04 4.3 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Dec 20 16:40 4.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kefalos, Greece Dec 20 06:03 5.4 127 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Dec 20 06:03 5.5 133 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Dec 20 06:03 5.2 133 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 20:38 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 18:47 3.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 18:26 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 17:53 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 17:42 3.8 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 17:40 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 17:15 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 16:43 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bandar-e Ganaveh, Iran Dec 18 16:43 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 14:43 3.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 18 13:52 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 17 03:36 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Dec 16 21:21 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cimin, Turkey Dec 16 21:21 4.4 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 16 21:21 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Dec 16 09:28 3.6 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran Dec 15 22:01 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dalyan, Turkey Dec 15 16:44 4.2 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Dec 15 16:44 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 15 16:43 4.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 14 00:46 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Altiagac, Azerbaijan Dec 13 00:33 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azerbaijan Dec 13 00:33 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Caucasus Dec 13 00:33 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Dec 12 22:42 4.2 46 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Van, Turkey Dec 12 22:42 4.2 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 12 22:42 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 12 04:56 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 10 17:07 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iranshahr, Iran Dec 05 14:24 5.1 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeastern Iran Dec 05 14:24 4.9 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Dec 05 14:24 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iraq Dec 03 15:57 4.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pirgos, Greece Dec 03 13:58 4.5 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Dec 03 13:58 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea Dec 03 13:58 4.6 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Dec 03 12:37 4.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Dec 03 08:35 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeastern Iran Dec 03 04:35 4.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran Dec 02 22:29 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dead Sea Region Dec 02 04:35 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Dec 01 14:40 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 01 09:21 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Dec 01 09:21 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Nov 30 21:45 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Caspian Sea, Offshore Turkmenistan Nov 30 00:40 4.5 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea, Offshr Turkmenistan Nov 30 00:40 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Caspian Sea Nov 30 00:40 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Nov 29 19:54 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Egypt Nov 29 17:01 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dhahab, Egypt Nov 29 17:01 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Egypt Nov 29 17:01 4.4 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dahab - Building shook.
  • Dahab,Janub Sina - Tamam
  • Dahab - Some well noticable shaking and rambling, but only for 20-30 seconds.
  • Sharm El Sheikh - It felt like a strong vibration for a few seconds and then everything was still. No damage.
  • USGS Qulansiyah, Yemen Nov 28 11:26 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Owen Fracture Zone Region Nov 28 11:26 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Owen Fracture Zone Region Nov 28 11:26 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Nov 26 04:52 3.8 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Nov 24 16:40 4.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey-iran Border Region Nov 23 12:14 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ozalp, Turkey Nov 23 12:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Nov 23 12:14 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey-iran Border Region Nov 23 10:03 4.0 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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