Natural Disasters in Caucasus

 Mud volcano erupts in Baku

The Ayrantokan mud volcano in Baku’s Garadagh district erupted yesterday evening. The eruption lasted up to 7 minutes and was accompanied by flames, the country's Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources said. The …

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High water may flood 61 settlements in Kabardino-Balkaria

The EMERCOM of Kabardino-Balkaria is preparing for the beginning of the high water season. Thus, according to preliminary estimates of experts, 61 settlements may be flooded, including the town of Nalchik. EMERCOM is conducting a number of …

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 Heavy snow in Georgia creates electricity problems

Heavy snowfall has caused problems with the electricity supply in some areas of Georgia. Over the past few days more than 0.5 meters of snow fell in Zugdidi, Tsalenjikha, Kobuleti, Batumi, Georgian media report. Snowfall is accompanied by …

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7.2-point earthquake hits Tajikistan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 points was registered 363 km from Dushanbe in Tajikistan, the US Geological Survey said. There is no information about possible victims or damage, Gazeta.ru reports. …

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Georgian Military Road closed due to heavy snow

The traffic on the Georgian Military Road was partially closed due to heavy snow, the press service of the State Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in North Ossetia said. "It was decided to prohibit the movement of vehicles …

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Baksan district hit by two earthquakes

Two earthquakes occurred in the Baksansky District in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria , the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said. An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 points was …

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Georgian Military Road partially closed

The traffic on the Georgian Military Road was partially closed due to heavy snow, low vision and the ice-covered surface, the Department of Highways of Georgia said. "For vehicles with trailers, semitrailers and …

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Maysky district hit by 3-magnitude earthquake

Last night an earthquake with a magnitude of about 3 points hit the Maysky district in Kabardino-Balkaria at 21:17. Some residents could feel the earthquake, no damage has been reported, the spokesman of the North Caucasus Regional …

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