Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

Azerbaijan’s Lankaran hit by earthquake

An earthquake measuring 3.1 magnitude struck Azerbaijan’s southern district of Lankaran on July 18, the Republican Seismological Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) said. The earthquake occurred at …

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Armenia's Gyumri hit by 3.5-point earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 points was registered 11km northwest of the Armenian city of Gyumri at 10:21 local time, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia said. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth …

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Lightning strikes plane flying from Turkey to Georgia

A lightning struck Turkey’s AtlasJet plane en route to Tbilisi from Istanbul shortly after take-off, APA reported with reference to Georgian media. An eyewitness said that 15-20 minutes after takeoff, they noticed a bright light, …

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Kabardino-Balkaria on storm alert for two days

According to the report of the Center for Crisis Management of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation in Kabardino-Balkaria, heavy thunderstorms with hail and heavy wind up to 20 m / s is forecast in the republic on …

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Avalanche threat in Dagestan

As reported today by the Southern Regional Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, there is a high level of avalanche threat in the North Caucasus. The avalanche threat remains all day long at the altitudes of …

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Another earthquake hits Azerbaijan’s Saatli

Another earthquake measuring magnitude 3.3 struck Azerbaijan’s Saatli district at 10:50 pm (local time), the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. The quake that occurred at a depth of …

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Azerbaijan’s Saatli hit by 5 magnitude quake

An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.3 struck Azerbaijan’s Saatli district in 07:24 am local time, the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. The quake occurred at a depth of 39 …

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Kyrgyzstan hit by two earthquakes

Two earthquakes have been registered in Kyrgyzstan earlier this morning, the Seismological Experimental and Methodical Expedition of the Science Committee of Kazakhstan said. An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 points has been …

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 Dust storm from Arabian Desert hits Baku

The thickness of dust observed over Baku and the Absheron Peninsula for the past two days exceeds the norm, experts of the Environmental Monitoring Department of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources said. The …

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3.9 magnitude earthquake in southern Armenia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 points was registered 5 km north-west of the Armenian city of Kapan at 10:17 local time, the press service of the republic’s Emergency Ministry said. The quake was felt in Kapan (5 …

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Azerbaijan does not expect disastrous quakes

Despite the fact that the seismological situation in Azerbaijan is becoming more and more tense, catastrophic earthquakes in Azerbaijan are not expected, the Seismological Center’s director Gurban Yetirmishli said. …

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 3.0-point earthquake hits Chechnya

An earthquake measuring 3.0 points on the Richter scale has occurred in Chechnya. According to the reports, the tremors were detected 5 km south of the village of Bamut, at a distance of 45 km from the capital. The epicenter …

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 Will weather spare Moscow and North Caucasus?

Over the past few days several tropical storms caused showers, thunderstorms and strong wind in Moscow. The elements were especially raging on July 13 when a number of streets were flooded, 300 trees were uprooted by wind, due to which 22 cars …

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Massive fires expected in Dagestan

The press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in Dagestan has warned today about the maintaining of class 4 flammability in the country due to the severe weather conditions, high temperatures and low humidity. In …

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4.8-point earthquake hits Georgia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 points was registered in eastern Georgia on Tuesday afternoon. The earthquake epicenter was located 53 km from Tbilisi, the national seismological center said. "The epicenter is …

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