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 Northwestern Iran May 29 03:00 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Cyprus Region May 29 00:35 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Cyprus Region May 29 00:35 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Iran May 28 23:07 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Turkey May 28 11:05 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Western Turkey May 28 11:04 5.0 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 11:04 5.0 9 MAP I Felt It
USGS Golmarmara, Turkey May 28 08:49 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 08:49 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 08:06 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Turkey May 28 07:34 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Western Turkey May 28 07:34 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 07:34 4.1 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northeastern Iran May 28 05:52 3.7 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Turkey May 28 04:38 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Golmarmara, Turkey May 28 04:38 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 04:38 4.3 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 03:02 3.7 7 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Turkey May 28 02:53 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Golmarmara, Turkey May 28 02:52 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 02:52 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Golmarmara, Turkey May 28 02:50 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Turkey May 28 02:50 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 02:50 4.5 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 02:16 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Turkey May 28 02:15 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey May 28 02:14 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Turkey May 27 15:53 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Golmarmara, Turkey May 27 15:53 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey May 27 15:53 5.0 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Izmir - 4 a 5 seconden
  • Manida - manisa yine sallandı. 20 sn kadar sürdü. geçmiş olsun. (via emsc)
  • 23 km from epicenter - Sitting on balcony and felt chair swaying. Then felt balcony shaking. Quite strong! (via emsc)
  • Izmir - It was so strong. Shaked a lot from my location. We are too close to manisa. (via emsc)
  • EMSC Northwestern Iran May 27 01:22 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 26 16:13 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iraq May 26 15:51 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 26 03:27 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Karpathos, Greece May 26 01:03 4.1 62 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea May 26 01:03 4.3 63 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea May 26 01:03 4.3 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 25 02:58 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Owen Fracture Zone Region May 23 19:01 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Owen Fracture Zone Region May 23 19:01 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tamrida, Yemen May 23 19:01 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia May 23 10:01 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea May 23 06:13 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 23 01:31 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 22 19:19 3.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 21 19:51 3.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 21 04:06 3.7 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 20 22:18 4.1 59 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Karpathos, Greece May 20 22:18 4.1 45 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea May 20 22:18 4.1 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran May 20 16:22 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 20 16:22 4.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 20 11:06 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 20 11:06 4.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 20 11:05 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 20 09:12 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 20 09:10 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Liopetri, Cyprus May 20 05:41 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cyprus Region May 20 05:41 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Famagusta - No damage. Furniture moving for approximately 5 seconds
  • Vrysoulles - This was at around 8.45 am shook the bed
  • Paralimni - Just Moderate shaking of house and contents
  • Paralimni - Just Moderate shaking of house and contents
  • aiya napa - il était 8h45 j'étais dans mon lit a l'hotel Aiya Napa et le lit a bougé de droite à gauche au moins 5 fois
  • Famagusta - I woke up at 8:41 because of it
  • Larnaca - It was a slight shake, however by the time I realised "this is an earthquake" it ended. I guess I felt it more because I was on the first floor, have I been on the ground floor I might've missed it.
  • Avgorou - Shook the bungalow, bed and contents
  • EMSC Cyprus Region May 20 05:41 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Frenaros - Le lit a tremblé la secousse a duré quelque seconde .
  • oroklini - The bed started to shake. My computer on my lap started moving
  • EMSC Northeastern Iran May 19 11:27 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sayhut, Yemen May 19 09:08 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gulf Of Aden May 19 09:08 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Gulf Of Aden May 19 09:08 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia May 19 06:09 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 19 03:42 3.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 18 14:37 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lardos, Greece May 17 13:02 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea May 17 13:02 4.1 64 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea May 17 13:02 4.2 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Emponas, Greece May 17 11:30 4.9 13 MAP I Felt It
  • Kalavarda - Slechts enkele seconden zwak trillen en een zwak gebrom, geen schade.
  • EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg May 17 11:30 4.9 12 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 17 11:30 4.9 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran May 16 07:34 3.7 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region May 15 11:34 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey May 15 02:48 3.6 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia May 14 14:53 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Turkmenistan-iran Border Region May 13 18:01 5.8 12 MAP I Felt It
  • Ашхабад - Была чувстаительная тряска на 4 этаже.
  • Ashgabat - Shaking lasted approximately 30 seconds, light to moderate, we were on second floor of a two-story house. No apparent damage to the house. Ceiling lamps swayed 3 to 4 inches.
  • Ashgabat - no damage so far
  • Ашхабад - На 3 этаже в доме сильно почувствовалось
  • Ashgabat - 11 floor- this is the first time I felt an earthquake((it was really frightening
  • Ashgabat - Shaking was noticable. People ran outdoor. Many stayed outside for half an hour. No cracks heard or visible. No emergency or ambulance cars spotted.
  • Ashgabat - I was in the hotel on the 5th floor. It was a strong one. People escaped outside.
  • Ashgabat - no property damage only shaking
  • Ashgabat - The shaking was felt and the for some time the lights from ceiling kept moving. I didn't any one coming out of residences may be because it was late around 11 pm.
  • Ashgabat - chandelier was swinging slowly. Bed shook.
  • Ashgabat - Felt it sitting on a chair on the first floor of the building.
  • Gevers - Felt light shakes in 20 miles to east of Ashgabad, for a few seconds and chandeliers swinging for a couple min. Also a rumbling buzz was noticed during the shake as if there was a thunderstorm afar.. No visible damage to the house.
  • Ashgabat - No damages at all
  • GEOFON Turkmenistan-iran Border Region May 13 18:01 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 13 18:01 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azerbaijan May 12 10:22 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kusadasi, Turkey May 12 05:55 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey May 12 05:55 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 11 21:46 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kherson - Small sounds of everything moving at 1:03 by local time
  • EMSC Central Turkey May 11 21:06 3.6 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey May 11 17:58 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Askale, Turkey May 11 17:58 5.0 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 11 17:58 4.8 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Iran May 11 16:32 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey May 11 06:13 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tel'mankend, Azerbaijan May 11 03:24 5.1 62 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azerbaijan May 11 03:24 5.1 48 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Caucasus May 11 03:24 5.1 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea May 10 20:40 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia May 10 17:40 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 10 15:12 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) May 09 11:07 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran May 09 01:48 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 08 08:47 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Soğcak - a
  • EMSC Aegean Sea May 08 00:53 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 08 00:10 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Black Sea May 07 17:01 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iraq May 07 16:00 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Red Sea May 07 14:23 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Red Sea May 07 14:23 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia May 07 14:23 4.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region May 05 17:37 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Abdanan, Iran May 05 17:37 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region May 05 17:37 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 05 05:40 3.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 04 08:32 3.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkey-syria Border Region May 04 07:15 3.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iraq May 03 23:57 4.1 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece May 03 13:53 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Karpathos, Greece May 03 13:53 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 03 13:53 4.2 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kumukh, Russia May 03 08:53 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Caucasus May 03 08:53 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia May 03 08:53 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 03 01:06 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Karpathos, Greece May 02 22:47 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Crete, Greece May 02 22:47 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 02 22:47 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Torbat-e Jam, Iran May 02 21:12 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran May 02 21:12 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 02 21:12 5.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 02 20:38 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 01 21:29 3.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Iran May 01 21:03 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 01 18:09 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bahcesaray, Turkey May 01 16:30 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Turkey May 01 16:30 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 01 16:30 4.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 01 02:23 3.7 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Black Sea Apr 30 03:40 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 29 21:56 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran Apr 29 17:31 3.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Apr 29 02:09 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Apr 29 02:09 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 28 13:00 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Apr 28 06:16 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Owen Fracture Zone Region Apr 27 21:27 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Owen Fracture Zone Region Apr 27 21:27 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sur, Oman Apr 27 21:27 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Firuzabad, Iran Apr 27 17:21 4.2 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 27 17:21 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Apr 27 09:51 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 26 10:28 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Apr 26 08:26 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Apr 26 08:03 3.9 5 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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