Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

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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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Scientists estimate threat of eruption of Kazbek volcano

The director of the Institute of Earth Sciences, Thea Godoladze, spoke about the danger of the eruption of the sleeping volcano of Mount Kazbek (Mkinvartsveri), which is located on the border of Russia and Georgia. According to him, the …

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Georgia's Manglisi hit by earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.6 occurred in the Georgian village of Manglisi (Kvemo Kartli region) at 11.05am. The epicenter was located 5 km from Manglisi, Sputnik-Georgia reports. …

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South Ossetia left without electricity

Today, the snowfall and strong wind that covered South Ossetia have led to the shut-down of the power supply throughout the republic. "The location of the electric power line break has not been found yet. Despite the bad weather, …

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 Georgia's Mamishlari hit by 3.2-point earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 occurred in the Georgian village of Mamishlari (Kvemo Kartli region) at 12.24pm. The epicenter was located 56 km from Tbilisi, Sputnik-Georgia reports. There was no immediate report …

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Another earthquake hits Caspian Sea

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Caspian Sea today at 08:41 (UTC +4), the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 kilometers, no tremors were felt, …

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Azerbaijan's Barda hit with earthquake aftershock

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Azerbaijan’s Barda district yesterday evening, the Republican Seismological Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. The quake occurred at a depth of 24 kilometers at …

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Two Azerbaijani regions hit by earthquakes

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred in the Aghdam region of Azerbaijan at 11.48 pm local time, the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. 130 houses and one school were damaged in the …

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Forest fires back to Georgia

A fire has broken out in the alpine zone of Kakheti region in eastern Georgia yesterday. Fire-fighters have been working to extinguish the fire that, according to the local population broke out a couple of days ago. The fire …

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Heavy rainfall hit western Georgia

Heavy rainfall last night has caused major infrastructural problems in several regions in western Georgia. Several villages in the Kobuleti Municipality in the coastal Adjara region were drastically flooded.  Small …

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Tsagveri fire in Georgia not extinguished yet

The forest near Tsagveri resort in south-central Georgia is still burning, Georgia’s Minister for Regional Development and Infrastructure Zurab Alavidze said. Azerbaijan and Turkey have sent 5 helicopters to …

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Four-point earthquake in Gabala area

This morning an earthquake took place in Azerbaijan, the Republican Center of the Seismological Service of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan reports. A seismic event with a  magnitude of 4.0  occurred at  …

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628 people evacuated in Kabardino-Balkaria

628 people, including 88 children, were evacuated from mountain areas of Kabardino-Balkaria by helicopters after mudflow. It is reported that four helicopters were used to transport people. …

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Georgia's Kakheti hit by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 occurred in Georgia's Kakheti region this morning. The epicenter was located 21 km of the city of Dedoplistsqaro, Sputnik Georgia reported. There was no immediate report on possible …

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Fire breaks out on Mount Mtatsminda in Georgia

A fire broke out on the slope of Mtatsminda, the mountain overlooking the capital city of Tbilisi, this afternoon, the country's Interior Ministry said in a statement. According to the ministry, the fire was reported at 13:33 and …

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 Borjomi wildfire extinguished

Georgia's Interior Minister Giorgi Mgebrishvili said that a massive forest fire that broke out a week ago in Georgia’s Borjomi Gorge has been extinguished. He also noted that the special headquarters that was …

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