Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

Quake jolts southeastern Turkey

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake has shaken Turkey's Diyarbekir, Trend reports with a reference to Turkish media reported March 24. The tremors were fixed at 18:04 local time. The seismic center was located at a depth of 12,48 …

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Mountain ski resort in Georgia covered with pink snow

In the mountain resort of Goderdzi, located in the high Georgian region of Adjara, pink snow fell out. According to the weather forecasters, this happened due to sandstorms in North Africa and the Middle East. Specialists note that the …

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Tbilisi airport resumes its work

The Tbilisi International Airport has resumed its work after the hurricane, Rustavi2 reports. A strong wind, the speed of which reached 25-30 meters per second, raged in Tbilisi all night and in the morning - during this time, three …

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Georgia hit by storm: damages, avalanches and landslides

The storm, which has already caused a significant damage to the infrastructure in almost all regions of Georgia, continues to rage, according to the statement of the country's Emergency Management Service posted on the Facebook page. …

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Armenia hit by 3.3-magnitude earthquake

Armenia has been rocked by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake, striking 100 km from Yerevan, the press service of Armenia's Ministry of Emergency Situations said. The quake was registered yesterday at 5.02pm local time (4.02pm …

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Passenger flights cancelled in Tbilisi

According to the Tbilisi International Airport, two flights with the arrival in Tbilisi had to be canceled as there was visibility zero due to fog. Flights from Tehran and Dubai to Tbilisi were canceled, Georgia Online reports. …

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Dagestan rescuers warn of avalanche danger in mountains

Four districts of Dagestan- Tsuntinsky, Tsumadinsky, Akhtynsky, and Bezhta - are on alert with heavy snowfalls, there is a risk of avalanches, the press center of the republican department of  EMERCOM reported today. The danger of …

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Georgia's Manglisi hit by earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.6 occurred in the Georgian village of Manglisi (Kvemo Kartli region) at 11.05am. The epicenter was located 5 km from Manglisi, Sputnik-Georgia reports. …

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South Ossetia left without electricity

Today, the snowfall and strong wind that covered South Ossetia have led to the shut-down of the power supply throughout the republic. "The location of the electric power line break has not been found yet. Despite the bad weather, …

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 Georgia's Mamishlari hit by 3.2-point earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 occurred in the Georgian village of Mamishlari (Kvemo Kartli region) at 12.24pm. The epicenter was located 56 km from Tbilisi, Sputnik-Georgia reports. There was no immediate report …

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Another earthquake hits Caspian Sea

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Caspian Sea today at 08:41 (UTC +4), the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 kilometers, no tremors were felt, …

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Azerbaijan's Barda hit with earthquake aftershock

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Azerbaijan’s Barda district yesterday evening, the Republican Seismological Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. The quake occurred at a depth of 24 kilometers at …

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Two Azerbaijani regions hit by earthquakes

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred in the Aghdam region of Azerbaijan at 11.48 pm local time, the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. 130 houses and one school were damaged in the …

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Forest fires back to Georgia

A fire has broken out in the alpine zone of Kakheti region in eastern Georgia yesterday. Fire-fighters have been working to extinguish the fire that, according to the local population broke out a couple of days ago. The fire …

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Heavy rainfall hit western Georgia

Heavy rainfall last night has caused major infrastructural problems in several regions in western Georgia. Several villages in the Kobuleti Municipality in the coastal Adjara region were drastically flooded.  Small …

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Tsagveri fire in Georgia not extinguished yet

The forest near Tsagveri resort in south-central Georgia is still burning, Georgia’s Minister for Regional Development and Infrastructure Zurab Alavidze said. Azerbaijan and Turkey have sent 5 helicopters to …

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