Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

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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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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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