Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

Kyrgyzstan hit by two earthquakes

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 …

 Dust storm from Arabian Desert hits Baku

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 …

3.9 magnitude earthquake in southern Armenia

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 …

Azerbaijan does not expect disastrous quakes

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. …

 3.0-point earthquake hits Chechnya

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 …

 Will weather spare Moscow and North Caucasus?

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 …

Massive fires expected in Dagestan

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 …

4.8-point earthquake hits Georgia

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 …

Kvirikashvili visits Georgia’s regions affected by flood

Kvirikashvili visits Georgia’s regions affected by flood

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has traveled to western Georgia where heavy rains have caused major damage to infrastructure. Kvirikashvili visited the Imereti region, where several bridges were wiped out, …

Ministry of Emergency Situations of North Ossetia: Verkhny Lars to be closed long time

Ministry of Emergency Situations of North Ossetia: Verkhny Lars to be closed long time

About 240 vehicles have gathered at the Verkhny Lars crossing post today waiting for the opening of the Russian-Georgian border, 200 of them are trucks. "There are 255 people. Our psychologists are working with them. The head of the main …

Russian-Georgian #039emergency road#039

Russian-Georgian 'emergency road'

Georgia and Armenia once again find themselves in a difficult situation after losing the only highway to Russia

Threat of landslides remains high in Azerbaijan

Threat of landslides remains high in Azerbaijan

The deputy director of the ANAS Institute of Geography, Elbrus Alizadeh, said that the situation is particularly dangerous in the southeastern part of the Greater Caucasus - Shamakhi, Ismayilli, Aghu, Khizi, Shabran, Siyazan and …

Severe floods hit Azerbaijan#039s Goychay and Shamakhi districts

Severe floods hit Azerbaijan's Goychay and Shamakhi districts

Severe floods caused serious damages to houses and sown areas in Azerbaijan's Goychay and Shamakhi districts. Ekehana, Shahsoltanli, Garamaryam, Incha and Garayazi villages of Goychay were affected by the mudflow.  Courtyards, …

The Ismayilli region of Azerbaijan flooded

The Ismayilli region of Azerbaijan flooded

The Ismayilli region of Azerbaijan is experiencing a natural disaster. Today, during two hours, starting from 15:00 (14:00 Moscow time), more than 10 villages were affected by floods and mudslides after heavy rains with strong wind. …

Floods in North Caucasus

Floods in North Caucasus

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The North and South Caucasus has been flooded for two days. HydroMetCenterher has recently reported that heavy rains, hail and mud descents were expected on June 4-5th in the North Caucasus Federal District and …

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake registered on Dagestan-Chechnya border

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake registered on Dagestan-Chechnya border

A magnitude 4.9earthquake has been registered on the border between Dagestan and Chechnya, the website of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s office for the republic of Dagestan has said, APA reports quoting TASS. …

3-point earthquake hits Caspian Sea

3-point earthquake hits Caspian Sea

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 points was registered in the Caspian Sea at 03:56 local time, the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences' Republican Seismological Service said. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at …

 Oil transportation from port of Novorossiysk to be conducted according to prevailing weather

Oil transportation from port of Novorossiysk to be conducted according to prevailing weather

The Russian oil company Transneft may resume oil transportation from the port of Novorossiysk suspended yesterday due to a storm, the company's spokesman Igor Demin said. "The oil transshipment will be carried …

No hope for opening of Georgian Military Road

No hope for opening of Georgian Military Road

The EMERCOM in North Ossetia informed tonight about the impossibility of renewal of traffic along the Georgian Military Highway in connection with difficult weather conditions.  About 60 …

Earthquake recorded near Arkhyz

Earthquake recorded near Arkhyz

An earthquake took place today in Karachay-Cherkessia, the magnitude of which reached 3.5, the European-Mediterranean seismological centre reported. The earthquake was registered at 13:47 approximately 9.5 km southwest of ...

Kazakh seismologists record earthquake in China

Kazakh seismologists record earthquake in China

A earthquake took place in China, 529 km south-west of Alma-Ata, ‘Someya KH MES’ reported. The earthquake was recorded on February 20th at 18:56:34 ALT. The epicenter was located 529 km south-west of Alma-Ata on …

Snowfall interrupts work of Astrakhan Airport

Snowfall interrupts work of Astrakhan Airport

The International Airport in Astrakhan has suspended its work due to heavy snowfall, two flights from Moscow were delayed, the information department of the airport reported. ‘’The S7 Airlines …

 Passenger cars allowed to move on Georgian Military Highway

Passenger cars allowed to move on Georgian Military Highway

Traffic along the Georgian Military Road was reopened for cars, the press service of the State Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in North Ossetia said. "From 15:30 travel is prohibited for heavy vehicles and …

Georgian filmmakers cut off from the world by an avalanche in Svaneti

Georgian filmmakers cut off from the world by an avalanche in Svaneti

A Georgian crew of 30 cinematographers has been cut off from the outside world in the Svaneti village of Ushguli due to an avalanche that descended 10 days ago. "We have run out of products and medical supplies, almost the …

EMERCOM expects large hail in Caucasus, Crimea and Kuban

EMERCOM expects large hail in Caucasus, Crimea and Kuban

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has warned of a high risk in the current year of emergencies in four federal districts of the Russian Federation because of large hail. The corresponding forecast was spread by the Antistikhiya center. …

10,000 people in Georgia suffer from power cut

10,000 people in Georgia suffer from power cut

10,000 people in Georgia still suffer from power cut due to heavy snow.  The head of the department for relations with the regions and local governments, Giorgi Amashukeli, will visit the problem regions to check …

US embassy in Azerbaijan closed due to snow

US embassy in Azerbaijan closed due to snow

The US embassy in Azerbaijan has temporarily suspended its work due to heavy snowfall. All visa appointments will be rescheduled, Trend reports. …

Winter attacks North Caucasus

Winter attacks North Caucasus

The EMERCOM regional office of the new North Caucasus Federal District has warned about freak weather, which may bring accidents and emergencies, due to both the elements and cold ...

Turkish Airlines cancels Istanbul-Baku flight due to bad weather

Turkish Airlines cancels Istanbul-Baku flight due to bad weather

The Turkish Airlines company has canceled a flight from Istanbul to Baku due to bad weather conditions. The flight was scheduled for 07:10 am (MSK) on January 24.  Another Baku-Istanbul flight scheduled for 08:55 was postponed to …

Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea hit by 3.1-magnitude earthquake

Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea hit by 3.1-magnitude earthquake

An earthquake occurred in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea at 08:44 am local time, the Republican Center of Seismology of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) reports. The magnitude of the earthquake was 3.1 …