Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

Transkam closed due to avalanches

For two days, the Transcaucasian highway connecting Russia with South Ossetia remains closed due to avalanches. A heating station has been deployed at the road, the press service of the Ministry of Emergencies of North Ossetia reports. …

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Forest fires rage in Georgia's Martvili

The forest fire is raging in the Martvili region (Samegrelo - Zemo Svaneti, Georgia).  In addition, 140 firefighters and 30 local employees of the forest agency are trying to extinguish a forest fire near the village of Tskhumari, …

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Armenia’s Shirak Province hit by 1.9-magnitude quake

A 1.9-magnitude earthquake has been registered in Armenia’s Shirak Province yesterday evening, according to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia. The quake was recorded at 19:35 local time. The epicenter of the quake …

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Southern Georgia hit by 3.1-magnitude quake

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake has been registered in Georgia's Samtskhe-Javakheti region this morning. The quake was recorded at 07:18 Tbilisi time. The epicenter of the quake was located 6 km from Ninotsminda and 3 km …

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Caspian Sea hit by 3.8-magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea today, according to the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 …

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Three-point earthquake in Caspian Sea

Last night an earthquake took place in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea. The tremors were recorded at 01:38 local time at a depth of 40 km with a magnitude of 3, Trend reports with a reference to the Republican Seismological …

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Caucasus protects its forests

Residents of Kuban and North Caucasus act with a greater sense of responsibility towards protecting their forests during fire seasons, which is why the region traditionally has extremely low fire statistics compared to other Russian …

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Georgia's Kvareli hit by 3.3-magnitude earthquake

A 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Kvareli in Georgia's Kakheti region. The tremors were recorded at 10:55 Tbilisi time. The outbreak lay at a depth of 5 kilometers. There have been no reports …

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 Dagestan hit by 3.4 magnitude quake

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake hit Russia's Dagestan today, the press service of the local department of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said. An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.4 points was registered in Buynaksky …

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Southeastern Georgia hit by earthquake

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake hit Georgia today, according to the National Seismic Monitoring Center website. The earthquake has been registered at 15:08 local time 59 km from Tbilisi,  15 km from Tsalka (Kvemo Kartli region) and 7 km …

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Wildfire in Borjomi Gorge extinguished

Up to 150 firefighters, 30 foresters and a border police helicopter have been brought in to extinguish a fire in Georgia's Borjomi Gorge. According to the Georgian Emergency Management Service, two centres of the fire have been …

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Heavy rain floods Kakheti region

Heavy rain has hit Akhmeta and Lagodekhi municipalities in Georgia's Kakheti region.  About 1000 hectares of fruit trees and vineyards were damaged as the water level in River Alazani increased. The severe rain also …

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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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