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Overnight 4.2 earthquake hits northern Iran leaving 1 dead, more than 50 injured

SHAFAQNA - A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s Alborz Province early on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring 57, according to local media. The quake, with a depth of 12 kilometers (7.5 miles), hit some 39 kilometers…

Taha Funder runs fundraiser for Iran quake victims

SHAFAQNA - Taha Funder has launched a global appeal towards Iran quake victims. See details below. Urgent Appeal: 70,000+ Homeless in Cold Weather Many houses have been destroyed, 440+ have died, 7000 people have been injured and many…

Iranian Judiciary chief urges local officials to secure quake-hit areas

SHAFAQNA - Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadegh Amoli Larijani, while calling for expediting treatment of injured individuals in in western areas of the country, urged local officials to secure the quake-hit areas. “It was unfortunate to receive…

Death toll rises to 336 in Iran earthquake

SHAFAQNA-A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 336 people, almost all of them in Iran and injuring nearly 4,000 others. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around…

6-magnitude quake hits near Iran’s Mashhad

SHAFAQNA - An earthquake measuring six on the Richter scale hits near the northwestern Iranian city of Mashhad, temporarily disrupting cellular communication and landlines. The tremor took place on Wednesday morning some 100 kilometers…

Extreme weather, tornado kill almost 100 in China

SHAFAQNA - More than 98 people have died and almost 800 have been injured after a tornado and hailstorm hit the eastern-central coastal province of China, Jiangsu, early on Thursday, the government said. The extreme weather, which included…

Spain and Morocco are hit by earthquake

SHAFAQNA - An earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale has struck the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Morocco. Buildings have been damaged by the quake, which was felt in Spanish cities, including Seville and Malaga. The earthquake…