Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

Four-point earthquake in Gabala area

This morning an earthquake took place in Azerbaijan, the Republican Center of the Seismological Service of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan reports. A seismic event with a  magnitude of 4.0  occurred at  …

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628 people evacuated in Kabardino-Balkaria

628 people, including 88 children, were evacuated from mountain areas of Kabardino-Balkaria by helicopters after mudflow. It is reported that four helicopters were used to transport people. …

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Georgia's Kakheti hit by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 occurred in Georgia's Kakheti region this morning. The epicenter was located 21 km of the city of Dedoplistsqaro, Sputnik Georgia reported. There was no immediate report on possible …

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Fire breaks out on Mount Mtatsminda in Georgia

A fire broke out on the slope of Mtatsminda, the mountain overlooking the capital city of Tbilisi, this afternoon, the country's Interior Ministry said in a statement. According to the ministry, the fire was reported at 13:33 and …

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 Borjomi wildfire extinguished

Georgia's Interior Minister Giorgi Mgebrishvili said that a massive forest fire that broke out a week ago in Georgia’s Borjomi Gorge has been extinguished. He also noted that the special headquarters that was …

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SOCAR allots fuel to tackle fires in Georgia

SOCAR Georgia Petroleum LLC, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR, has allotted 65 tons of fuel to fight the fires in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. According to the company's message, all SOCAR …

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Baku being choked by dust fog

A thick layer of smog rolled into Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku, turning skyscrapers into shadows and clear air into a dust fog. The monitoring results showed that the amount of dust in the air is above the sanitary norm. …

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Armenian and Russian firefighters put out forest fire

A total of 13.5km perimeters of the 16km-perimeter fire in Armenia's Khosrov forest reserve have been put out, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said. Work is underway to douse the remaining 2.5km perimeters of this fire, News.am …

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 Earthquake jolts Azerbaijan's sector of Caspian Sea

An earthquake occurred in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, the Republican Center of Seismology of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) said today.  The earthquake was registered at 00:33 (local time). The …

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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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