Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

Earthquake recorded in Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea

In the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 occurred today, the Seismic Service Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan reported. The earthquake took place at 17:30 local time …

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Georgia's Adjara and Samegrelo regions flooded

Heavy rain has caused flooding in Georgia’s western Adjara and Samegrelo regions today.  Dozens of houses have been flooded in the coastal town of Batumi, with several residents using surfboards on the streets to move. …

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Heavy rains flood number of regions in eastern Georgia

Powerful rain has resulted in the flooding of houses and streets in the Gardabani, Gori, Signagi and Lagodekhi municipalities last night. A total of 15 citizens have been evacuated from 11 houses in Krtsanisi, Gardabani municipality, …

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Earthquake hits Azerbaijan's Lankaran

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 points (6 points at the epicenter) has been registered in Azerbaijan's Lankaran region,  The quake was recorded in Lankaran region of Azerbaijan at 02:20am today at a depth of …

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Lightning kills elderly cattleman in Guria

An elderly man became a victim of lightning in the mountain village of Bakhmaro of the Chohataur municipality (Guria region), the media reports. According to the press service of the municipality of Chohatauri, the deceased is …

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Heavy rainfall causes problems in Tbilisi

Tbilisi's Akhmeteli subway access was flooded heavily while the emergency service has received calls about flooding in the basements of residential buildings in Gldani, Mukhiani and Digomi districts as well in Georgia. On several …

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 Azerbaijan hit by 5.5-magnitude quake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 points was registered in the north-west of Azerbaijan , the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences' Republican Seismological Service said. Shocks were recorded at 22:40 local time on …

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Heavy rain in Rustavi

Rustavi is flooded due to a heavy rain, the Georgian Emergency Management Agency reports. It is specified that the water flooded the central streets of the city and the first floors of the houses. In addition, several cars are stuck on …

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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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