Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

Earthquake hits Caspian Sea

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake has struck the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea at 13:11 yesterday, according to the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 …

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Azerbaijan hit by two earthquakes

Two earthquakes hit Azerbaijan yesterday, the Republican Seismological Survey Center (RSSC) of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences reported. An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 was recorded at 23:19 local time, eight kilometers …

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Almost 100 trucks blocked near Verkhny Lars

Over 90 trucks are waiting to pass the Verkhny Lars crossing post that was closed due to the danger of avalanches, the Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation for North Ossetia reported. Traffic of …

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Armenia's Shirak hit by 2.7 earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.7 struck Armenia's Shirak province today at 00.09 local time, according to the Armenian Emergency Ministry. The tremor occurred in the northern part of Armenia, 10 kilometers from …

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Night fire kills one person in Armenian village

A man has died at night in Armenia’s Armavir Province as a result of a fire in a train car, which was completely destroyed. At 11:37pm, Armenia's 911 emergency hotline received a report that a shack was on fire in …

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Turkey's Kars hit by 3.3-magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 points has occurred in the Turkish province of Kars this morning, the Georgian Seismic Monitoring National Center reported. The earthquake was registered 30 km of the Georgian order at 09:39 Tbilisi …

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Earthquake twice hits Georgia

Today, two earthquakes took place in Georgia, the National Center for Seismic Monitoring reported. The first of them, with a magnitude of 3 points, occurred in the south of the country, 58 km from Tbilisi, at a distance of 14 km from …

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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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