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iran state tv: 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks southern iran


tehran, iran — iran's state tv says that a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has jolted the country's southern province of kerman.the report says the temblor rocked the village of hajdak, about 700 kilometers, or 400 miles, south of tehran on tuesday. it says the quake's depth was 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles. there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.the u.s. geological survey said the quake's magnitude was 5.9.in november, a 7.2 magnitude quake hit western iran, killing more than 600 people.iran is prone to near-daily earthquakes as it sits on major fault lines. in 2003, a 6.6 magnitude quake flattened the historic city of bam, killing 26,000 people.






5.2-magnitude earthquake jolts southern iran


tehran, iran — iran's semi-official isna news agency says a 5.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the southern kerman province.the wednesday report says the quake rocked anar village, some 700 kilometers (400 miles) south of tehran. it says the epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep. there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.iran is prone to earthquakes as it sits on many major fault lines. in 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the historic city of bam, killing 26,000 people.






as iran votes, 4.1 magnitude earthquake hits northern region


tehran, iran — a 4.1 magnitude earthquake has struck a mountainous area of northern iran as the country holds a presidential election.it wasn't immediately clear if friday's temblor, which struck near its border with turkmenistan, had any effect on voting in the polling in that area. there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.the iranian seismological center described the earthquake as having a magnitude of 4.1, with a depth of 12 kilometers, or 7.5 miles. it says the temblor struck near the city of bojnord in iran's northern khorasan province.on saturday, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in the same province killed three people and injured about 200.iran experiences frequent earthquakes. in 2003, some 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude-6.6 quake that flattened the historic sout






magnitude-7.3 earthquake jolts iran-iraq border area


tehran, iran—a powerful earthquake shook the iran-iraq border late sunday, killing more than 140 people and injuring 860 in iran alone, state media there reported.the baghdad government didn’t immediately disclose damage or casualties in iraq.the magnitude-7.3 quake was centered 19 miles outside the eastern iraqi city of halabja, according...






strong quake jolts sparsely populated iran; no damage


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s state tv is reporting a magnitude 6.1 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated area in the country’s southeast. there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.the u.s. geological survey has put the magnitude at 6.the friday quake jolted hojedk town, about 1,100 kilometers (683 miles) southeast of the capital tehran. the farming town has a population of 3,000 and is frequently hit by quakes.last month, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck western iran, killing 530 and injuring more than 9,000 people. in 2003, a magnitude 6.6 quake flattened the historic southern city of bam, killing 26,000 people.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.iran is located on major seismic faults and averages a quake per day.






iran-iraq earthquake: what happened and why | iraq news


a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between iraq and iran on sunday evening.at 9:18pm (18:18 gmt) local time in iraq on sunday, november 12, 2017, an earthquake struck near the border with iran (18:18 gmt). the earthquake was 45km from halabjah in the country's east.at 12:33am local time in iran on monday, a 4.5 magnitude tremor was felt near sarpol-e zahab. until 3:20am, two more tremors of the same magnitude hit again in sarpol-e zahab. then, at 7:27am, a stronger 4.9 magnitude tremor hit again.at 7:36am and 8:04am on monday, two tremors were felt in iraq, halabjah with a magnitude of 4.3 and 4.2 each.about 50 aftershocks were felt across iraq and iran and as far as kuwait, qatar, turkey, israel and the united arab emirates.






magnitude-7.3 earthquake jolts iran-iraq border


tehran, iran—a powerful earthquake shook the iran-iraq border late sunday, killing at least 200 people and injuring nearly 1,700, state media there reported.the government in baghdad didn’t immediately disclose damage or casualties in iraq.the magnitude-7.3 quake was centered 19 miles outside the eastern iraqi city of halabja, according...






iran-iraq earthquake: what happened and why | iran news


a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between iraq and iran on sunday evening.over 50 tremors struck iraq and iran. the shocks were felt as far as  kuwait , qatar, turkey, israel and the united arab emirates.earthquake hit near halabjah. at 9pm (18:18 gmt) local time in iraq on sunday, november 12, 2017, an earthquake struck near the border with iran. the earthquake was 45km from halabjah in the country's east.seven earthquakes hit on monday. at 12am local time in iran on monday, a 4.5 magnitude tremor was felt near sarpol-e zahab. until 3am, one more tremor of the same magnitude hit again in sarpol-e zahab. then, at 7am, a stronger 4.9 magnitude tremor hit again.at 7am and 8am on monday, two tremors were felt in halabjah with a magnitude of 4.3 and 4.2 each.at 11am a tremor






iran’s state-run news agency reports over 140 killed, 860 injured in 7.2-magnitu


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presstehran, iran (ap) — iran’s state-run news agency reports over 140 killed, 860 injured in 7.2-magnitude earthquake along iran-iraq border.the associated press






iran-iraq earthquake: what happened and why | iraq news


a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between iraq and iran on sunday evening.over 50 tremors struck iraq and iran. the shocks were felt as far as  kuwait , qatar, turkey, israel and the united arab emirates.earthquake hit near halabjah. at 9pm (18:18 gmt) local time in iraq on sunday, november 12, 2017, an earthquake struck near the border with iran. the earthquake was 45km from halabjah in the country's east.seven earthquakes hit on monday. at 12am local time in iran on monday, a 4.5 magnitude tremor was felt near sarpol-e zahab. until 3am, one more tremor of the same magnitude hit again in sarpol-e zahab. then, at 7am, a stronger 4.9 magnitude tremor hit again.at 7am and 8am on monday, two tremors were felt in halabjah with a magnitude of 4.3 and 4.2 each.at 11am a tremor






magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northeast iran leaves 3 dead


tehran, iran — iranian state tv is reporting a strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake has left three people dead and about 200 injured in a remote area in the country's northeast.the quake that struck late saturday jolted the town of pishqaleh, a farming region close to the turkmenistan border, with a population of about 2,000 people, some 800 kilometers (498 miles) northeast of the capital tehran.the earthquake led to a power outage and tv reports said the quake damaged several buildings in nearby villages.a magnitude 5.7 quake has the potential to cause considerable damage.iran is prone to daily quakes as it sits on many major fault lines. in 2003, a magnitude 6.6. temblor flattened the historic city of bam, killing 26,000 people.






iran's supreme leader visits quake-hit area, urges more aid


tehran, iran — iran's supreme leader has visited the earthquake-hit region along the border with iraq and urged for more efficiency and aid for the people in the stricken area.the temblor killed over 530 people and injured thousands.ayatollah ali khamenei told the townspeople in the worst-hit kurdish town of sarpol-e zahab on monday that he is not yet "content" with how the aid has been delivered.khamenei says: "i believe that officials should double their efforts" to help the people affected by the quake.but khamenei also praised the rescue and relief operations following the magnitude 7.3 earthquake.iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences an earthquake per day on average. in 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened historic city of bam in south iran and killed 26,000 pe






strong quake jolts sparsely populated iran, dozens injured


tehran, iran — a magnitude 6.1 earthquake injured dozens of people after it jolted a sparsely populated area in iran's southeast, media reported friday.the u.s. geological survey put the magnitude at 6.iranian media said most of the 42 injuries were minor and happened when people rushed to seek shelter.the quake also damaged scores of buildings in remote mountainous villages near the epicenter, the town of hojedk, about 1,100 kilometers (683 miles) southeast of the capital tehran, the reports said.the town has a population of 3,000 and is frequently hit by quakes. it is home to farms and coal mines.rescue workers were at the site.in november, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck western iran, killing 530 people and injuring more than 9,000. in 2003, a magnitude 6.6 quake flattened the histori






iran’s supreme leader visits quake-hit area, urges more aid


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s supreme leader has visited the earthquake-hit region along the border with iraq and urged for more efficiency and aid for the people in the stricken area.the temblor killed over 530 people and injured thousands.ayatollah ali khamenei told the townspeople in the worst-hit kurdish town of sarpol-e zahab on monday that he is not yet “content” with how the aid has been delivered.khamenei says: “i believe that officials should double their efforts” to help the people affected by the quake.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksbut khamenei also praised the rescue and relief operations following the magnitude 7.3 earthquake.iran is located on major seismic faults and experiences an earthquake per day on average. in 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake fla






earthquake near iran-iraq border kills more than 300


rescue efforts were under way monday after a strong earthquake near the border between iraq and iran killed at least 335 people and injured many more, officials said.the u.s. geological survey said the epicenter of the magnitude-7.3 quake was in iran about 20 miles south of halabjah, a city in iraq’s kurdish region. it took place at 9:18 p.m. on sunday.“the...






powerful 8.0-magnitude quake rocks southern mexico; possible tsunami threat


the u.s. geological survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.0 and its epicenter was 102 miles west of tapachula in southern chiapas state.        






criticism of us sanctions returns in iran after earthquake


kermanshah, iran — criticism of u.s. sanctions on iran has been rekindled in the country after a powerful earthquake that killed over 530 people.the state-run irna news agency and the semi-official fars news agency both have run articles about how sanctions prohibit iranian-americans from sending cash directly to iranian organizations after the quake.while the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers lifted some sanctions in exchange for iran limiting its uranium enrichment, others that date as far back as the days after the 1979 u.s. embassy takeover still stand.direct bank transfers from america to iran remain prohibited. other prohibitions also remain in place, though the u.s. has in the past temporarily lifted them in response to disasters.sunday night's 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck alon






7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts iran-iraq border area


tehran, iran (ap) — iranian state tv says a 7.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the region near the border between iran and iraq.the u.s. geological survey confirmed the quake on its website, placing its epicenter at around 32km (19 miles) outside the iraqi city of halabja, and issuing an “orange” alert for “shaking-related fatalities and economic losses.” there were no immediate reports of casualties.iranian provinces in the northwestern, western and central areas of the country were impacted.iranian social media was abuzz with area people evacuating their homes.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks






criticism of us sanctions returns in iran after earthquake


kermanshah, iran (ap) — criticism of u.s. sanctions on iran has been rekindled in the country after a powerful earthquake that killed over 530 people.the state-run irna news agency and the semi-official fars news agency both have run articles about how sanctions prohibit iranian-americans from sending cash directly to iranian organizations after the quake.while the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers lifted some sanctions in exchange for iran limiting its uranium enrichment, others that date as far back as the days after the 1979 u.s. embassy takeover still stand.direct bank transfers from america to iran remain prohibited. other prohibitions also remain in place, though the u.s. has in the past temporarily lifted them in response to disasters.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1






iran-iraq earthquake: what happened and why | iran news


a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the border region between iraq and iran on sunday evening (november 12). this has been the deadliest quake in the world this year.risk of more tremors. small magnitude earthquakes have continued to hit around the area. as of latest, at magnitude 4.3 earthquake was felt near sarpol-e zahab in iran at 4:45am on tuesday.emergency declared in iraq. officials in sulaymaniyah declared an emergency on monday to assess the aftermath, according to local kurdish media.residents were told to sleep outside their homes as precautionary measure. iraq's meteorology centre also advised people to stay away from buildings and elevators, in case of aftershocks. the most extensive damage was in the town of darbandikhan, southern sulamaniyah.more than 70,000 shelters needed. t






7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts iran-iraq border area


iranian state tv says a 7.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the region near the border between iran and iraq.the u.s. geological survey confirmed the quake on its website, placing its epicenter at around 19 miles outside the iraqi city of halabja, and issuing an "orange" alert for "shaking-related fatalities and economic losses."the semi-official iranian ilna news agency reported that at least 14 provinces had been impacted earthquake.iranian social media was abuzz with posts of people evacuating their homes, especially from the cities of ghasr-e shirin (near iraqi border) and kermanshah.faramarz akbari, ghasr-e shirin's governor, said that six people had died and scores more injured, according to the state-run irna news agency.esmail najar, head of iran's national disaster management orga






iran-iraq earthquake: what happened and why | iran news


a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between iraq and iran on sunday evening, november 12.risk of more tremors. small magnitude earthquakes have continued to hit around the area. as of latest, at 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit khanaquin in iraq at 6:00pm on monday.emergency declared in iraq. officials in sulaymaniyah declared an emergency on monday to assess the aftermath, according to local kurdish media.residents were told to sleep outside their homes as precautionary measure. iraq's meteorology centre also advised people to stay away from buildings and elevators, in case of aftershocks. the most extensive damage was in the town of darbandikhan, southern sulamaniyah.  more than 70,000 shelters needed. the iranian red crescent said more than 70,000 people needed emergency she






iran-iraq earthquake: what happened and why | news


a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the border region between iraq and iran on sunday evening (november 12). this has been the deadliest quake in the world this year.risk of more tremors. small magnitude earthquakes have continued to hit around the area. as of latest, at magnitude 4.3 earthquake was felt near sarpol-e zahab in iran at 4:45am on tuesday.emergency declared in iraq. officials in sulaymaniyah declared an emergency on monday to assess the aftermath, according to local kurdish media.residents were told to sleep outside their homes as precautionary measure. iraq's meteorology centre also advised people to stay away from buildings and elevators, in case of aftershocks. the most extensive damage was in the town of darbandikhan, southern sulamaniyah.more than 70,000 shelters needed. t






iran-iraq earthquake: what happened and why | iran news


a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the border region between iraq and iran on sunday evening (november 12). this has been the deadliest quake in the world this year.risk of more tremors. small magnitude earthquakes have continued to hit around the area. as of latest, at magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit khanaquin in iraq at 6:00pm on monday.emergency declared in iraq. officials in sulaymaniyah declared an emergency on monday to assess the aftermath, according to local kurdish media.residents were told to sleep outside their homes as precautionary measure. iraq's meteorology centre also advised people to stay away from buildings and elevators, in case of aftershocks. the most extensive damage was in the town of darbandikhan, southern sulamaniyah.more than 70,000 shelters needed. the iranian red c






iran-iraq quake damages iraq’s diyala river dam – the mercury news


tehran, iran (ap) — the latest on an earthquake along the iran-iraq border (all times local):3 p.m.the powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck the iraq-iran borer area on sunday night has also damaged the dam holding back the diyala river in iraq.the dam’s director, rahman hani, has shown an associated press crew the damage to the dam, near the town of darbandikhan in iraq’s sulaimaniyah province.hani says the dam, completed in 1961, is “the strongest built in the last one hundred years” but that there is now “very clear damage to the top of the dam.”he says there are both “horizontal and vertical cracks on the road and in the body of the dam” and that parts of the dam have sunk lower.it wasn’t immediately clear how the damage would impact power production. the last time the dam was






6.1 magnitude earthquake near iran's mashhad kills 1


tehran, iran — a powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northeastern iran near the holy city of mashhad on wednesday, killing at least one person as residents fled onto the streets and aftershocks shook the region.iranian state radio said the epicenter of the quake appeared to be the sefid sang district, a remote mountainous area home to 5,000 people some 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of mashhad. it said rescue teams and helicopters had deployed in iran's khorasan razavi province to the area to assess the damage.semi-official iranian news agencies posted videos online of people in the street and pictures of cracks and damage to some buildings. press tv, the english-language arm of iranian state television, said at least one person was killed. the semi-official fars news agency said






devastating scenes as 450 killed in iran-iraq quake | iran


thousands of homeless iranians huddled against the cold late on monday, a day after more than 450 people were killed in iran's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade.rescue teams kept up search operations for dozens trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed houses in towns and villages in the mountainous area of the western province of kermanshah that borders iraq.iran's english-language press tv said more 7,000 were injured when the magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on sunday. local officials expected the death toll to climb as search and rescue teams reached remote areas of iran.the quake was felt in several provinces of iran but the hardest hit province was kermanshah. more than 300 of the victims were in sarpol-e zahab county in that province, about 15km from the iraq borde






death toll tops 200 in magnitude 7.2 earthquake in iran; iraq also suffers casua


a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the region along the border with iraq on sunday, killing more than 200 people and injuring nearly 1,700 in iran, iranian state television said.the u.s. geological survey said the quake was centered 19 miles outside the eastern iraqi city of halabja.iran’s state-run islamic republic news agency reported that 141 people had been killed in cities and towns in the western iranian province of kermanshah.iranian state tv said iraqi officials reported at least six people dead in iraq, along with more than 50 people injured in sulaymaniya province and about 150 in khanaqin city. no reports were immediately available from iraq's government.the head of iran's emergency medical services, pirhossein koulivand, earlier told a local television station that the earthquake k






at least 61 dead in iran in magnitude 7.2 earthquake; iraq also suffers casualti


a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the region along the border with iraq on sunday, killing at least 61 people and injuring 300 in iran, an iranian official said.iranian state tv said iraqi officials had reported six deaths and 200 injuries in their country, though there was no official comment from iraq's government.the u.s. geological survey said the quake was centered 19 miles outside the eastern iraqi city of halabja.the islamic republic of iran news network quoted the head of the country's emergency medical services, pirhossein koulivand, as saying at least 61 had been killed and 300 injured on iran's side of the border.iranian state tv also said iraqi officials reported at least six people dead in iraq, along with more than 50 people injured in sulaymaniya province and about 150 in khana






death toll tops 140 in magnitude 7.2 earthquake in iran; iraq also suffers casua


a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the region along the border with iraq on sunday, killing at least 140 people and injuring more than 860 in iran, an iranian news agency said.the u.s. geological survey said the quake was centered 19 miles outside the eastern iraqi city of halabja.iran’s state-run islamic republic news agency reported that 141 people had been killed in cities and towns in the western iranian province of kermanshah.iranian state tv said iraqi officials reported at least six people dead in iraq, along with more than 50 people injured in sulaymaniya province and about 150 in khanaqin city. no reports were immediately available from iraq's government.the head of iran's emergency medical services, pirhossein koulivand, earlier told a local television station that the earthquake kno






iran-iraq earthquake: what happened and why | news


a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the border region between iraq and iran on sunday november 12. this has been the deadliest quake in the world this year.risk of more tremors. small magnitude earthquakes have continued to hit around the area. as of latest, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake was felt near sarpol-e zahab in iran at 6:20pm on wednesday.emergency declared in iraq. officials in sulaymaniyah declared an emergency on monday to assess the aftermath, according to local kurdish media.residents were told to sleep outside their homes as precautionary measure. iraq's meteorology centre also advised people to stay away from buildings and elevators, in case of aftershocks. the most extensive damage was in the town of darbandikhan, southern sulamaniyah.more than 70,000 shelters needed. the irania






the latest: iranian prez promises to rebuild quake-hit area


sarpol-e-zahab, iran — the latest on developments from an earthquake in the border region of iran and iraq (all times local):10:45 a.m.iranian president hassan rouhani is promising to rebuild the country's earthquake-devastated area in the "shortest" timespan possible.rouhani, who was visiting the area tuesday, said his administration plans to support reconstruction with both handouts and loans.he says he appreciates foreign countries for expressing sympathy with victims of sunday's temblor, which measured magnitude 7.3. the quake killed hundreds and injured thousands in the border region of iran and iraq.authorities say the quake destroyed more than 12,000 homes and local reports say many people are still in need of tents and blankets.iran sits on many major fault lines and is prone to ne






powerful earthquake on iran-iraq border kills more than 140


a powerful earthquake shook the iran-iraq border late sunday, killing more than 140 people and injuring 860 in iran alone, state media there said.the baghdad government did not immediately give word on damage or casualties in that country.the 7.3-magnitude quake was centered 19 miles outside the eastern iraqi city of halabja, according to the most recent measurements from the u.s. geological survey.iranian social media and news agencies showed images and videos of people fleeing their homes into the night in the western iranian province of kermanshah.the state-run irna news agency disclosed the increase in casualties early monday and said rescue work was continuing overnight and would accelerate during the daytime.the semi-official ilna news agency said at least 14 provinces in iran had be






the latest: magnitude 3.2 earthquake hits northern alaska


fairbanks, alaska — the latest on two earthquakes that hit alaska on sunday (all times local):10:20 p.m.the alaska earthquake center says a magnitude 3.2 earthquake has hit a northern part of the state.the center says the earthquake struck a spot 64.3 miles (103.8 kilometers) northeast of arctic village, a community of about 150 people, at 10:02 p.m. sunday alaska time.earlier sunday, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern alaska, but there are no reports of damage.___9:52 p.m.a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern alaska, but there are no reports of damage.the alaska earthquake center says the earthquake struck the cook inlet region at 8:32 p.m. sunday alaska time and had an epicenter about 34 miles (54 kilometers) east of pedro bay. the center says the earthquake had a depth of






the latest: magnitude 3.6 earthquake hits northern alaska


fairbanks, alaska — the latest on two earthquakes that hit alaska on sunday (all times local):10:20 p.m.the alaska earthquake center says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake has hit a northern part of the state.the center says the earthquake struck a spot 64.3 miles (103.8 kilometers) northeast of arctic village, a community of about 150 people, at 10:02 p.m. sunday alaska time.earlier sunday, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern alaska, but there are no reports of damage.___9:52 p.m.a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern alaska, but there are no reports of damage.the alaska earthquake center says the earthquake struck the cook inlet region at 8:32 p.m. sunday alaska time and had an epicenter about 34 miles (54 kilometers) east of pedro bay. the center says the earthquake had a depth of






huge earthquake strikes southern mexico; tsunami warning issued


mexico city—a powerful 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck southern mexico late thursday, killing at least five people, damaging scores of homes and roads, and sparking a tsunami warning.the u.s. geological survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.1 and its epicenter was 103 miles west of tapachula in southern chiapas state. it had a revised...






a small detail you might have missed in m effect: andromeda's new trailer


yesterday, we got to meet some of the new squadmates introduced in m effect: andromeda. one of them, pictured above, is named cora harper. harper is your second-in-command on the pathfinder mission to find a new home for humanity. advertisement“to be brief, i am a biotic, the team’s operation’s specialist in charge of ground missions, and i spent the last four years serving alongside asari commandos,” harper says. okay, cool. she sounds like a bad . wait a minute, though. harper. harper. that name sounds familiar. who who else has that surname?the illusive man does, aka jack harper. do you see a resemblance? now, this could just be coincidence. we do know, however, that jack harper had a family before cerberus, so it’s certainly possible that they could be related. harper’s illusive man co