Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

Armenia hit by earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 points was registered in Armenia, the country's Ministry of Emergencies reported. The earthquake's epicenter was located 20 km north-west of Yeghegnadzor. The earthquake occurred …

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Earthquake hits western Georgia

An earthquake measuring 3.2 points on the Richter scale has occurred in the Imereti region, western Georgia. This was reported by the National Seismic Monitoring Center of Georgia. The shake was registered at 01:31 (Moscow time) 1 km …

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Two injured by rockfall in Kabardino-Balkaria

Today, two tourists were injured by a rockfall in the mountains of Kabardino-Balkaria (KBR), the regional EMERCOM office informs. ”A call was received, that in the Bezengi gorge of the Cherekskiy region on the Ural …

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North Caucasus registers fourth earthquake in month

This morning, another tremors were regisered in Chechnya, the website of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences informs. The earthquake occurred at 4:06 in the Itum-Kalinsky region, 6 km north of Itum-Kali …

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Earthqake jolts Caspian Sea

An earthquake has hit the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, according to the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The quake was recorded at 11:51:21 local time. The …

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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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