Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

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SOCAR allots fuel to tackle fires in Georgia

SOCAR Georgia Petroleum LLC, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR, has allotted 65 tons of fuel to fight the fires in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. According to the company's message, all SOCAR …

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Baku being choked by dust fog

A thick layer of smog rolled into Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku, turning skyscrapers into shadows and clear air into a dust fog. The monitoring results showed that the amount of dust in the air is above the sanitary norm. …

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Armenian and Russian firefighters put out forest fire

A total of 13.5km perimeters of the 16km-perimeter fire in Armenia's Khosrov forest reserve have been put out, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said. Work is underway to douse the remaining 2.5km perimeters of this fire, News.am …

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 Earthquake jolts Azerbaijan's sector of Caspian Sea

An earthquake occurred in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, the Republican Center of Seismology of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) said today.  The earthquake was registered at 00:33 (local time). The …

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3-point earthquake hits Armenia's Vayots Dzor province

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3 points (4 points at the epicenter) has been registered 6 km from the city of Vayk and Vayots Dzor province yesterday evening, Armenia's National Service of Seismic Protection reported. …

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Azerbaijan’s Lankaran hit by earthquake

An earthquake measuring 3.1 magnitude struck Azerbaijan’s southern district of Lankaran on July 18, the Republican Seismological Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) said. The earthquake occurred at …

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Armenia's Gyumri hit by 3.5-point earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 points was registered 11km northwest of the Armenian city of Gyumri at 10:21 local time, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia said. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth …

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Lightning strikes plane flying from Turkey to Georgia

A lightning struck Turkey’s AtlasJet plane en route to Tbilisi from Istanbul shortly after take-off, APA reported with reference to Georgian media. An eyewitness said that 15-20 minutes after takeoff, they noticed a bright light, …

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Kabardino-Balkaria on storm alert for two days

According to the report of the Center for Crisis Management of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation in Kabardino-Balkaria, heavy thunderstorms with hail and heavy wind up to 20 m / s is forecast in the republic on …

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Avalanche threat in Dagestan

As reported today by the Southern Regional Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, there is a high level of avalanche threat in the North Caucasus. The avalanche threat remains all day long at the altitudes of …

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Another earthquake hits Azerbaijan’s Saatli

Another earthquake measuring magnitude 3.3 struck Azerbaijan’s Saatli district at 10:50 pm (local time), the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. The quake that occurred at a depth of …

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Azerbaijan’s Saatli hit by 5 magnitude quake

An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.3 struck Azerbaijan’s Saatli district in 07:24 am local time, the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said. The quake occurred at a depth of 39 …

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Kyrgyzstan hit by two earthquakes

Two earthquakes have been registered in Kyrgyzstan earlier this morning, the Seismological Experimental and Methodical Expedition of the Science Committee of Kazakhstan said. An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 points has been …

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 Dust storm from Arabian Desert hits Baku

The thickness of dust observed over Baku and the Absheron Peninsula for the past two days exceeds the norm, experts of the Environmental Monitoring Department of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources said. The …

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