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Earthquake occurs in Georgia

An earthquake occurred in Georgia. According to the National Center for Seismic Monitoring, the epicenter was reported 58 km from Tbilisi, near the village of Mamishlari, InterPressNews reports. The magnitude of the earthquake was …

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Earthquake hits Shahbuz region of Azerbaijan

The earthquake in the Shahbuz region, Azerbaijan, occurred at 17:22 (16:22 Moscow time) 10 km north-west of Shahbuz station. Its magnitude was 4.2, the Republican Center of Seismological Service of the National Academy of Sciences of …

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At least 34 killed as quake rocks Indonesia

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said. Hundreds more were injured when the 6.2-magnitude quake …

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Strong earthquake hits Russian-Mongolian border

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck early Tuesday in northern Mongolia not far from the border with Russia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km, was …

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Ankara hit by magnitude 4.5 earthquake

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled Turkey’s capital Ankara on Sunday, according to the country’s disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on its website that the epicenter of …

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3.7-point earthquake hits Chechnya-Dagestan border

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 was recorded on the border of Dagestan and Chechnya, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Dagestan reports. The head of the seismic station of the Russian …

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Turkey's Elazig hit by 4.2-magnitude earthquake

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Sirvije in Turkey’s Elazig Province, according to the Turkish media. There were no casualties, but the earthquake caused panic among the local population. "The outbreak …

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Earthquake hits Dagestan

An earthquake measuring 4.6 points on the Richter scale hit Dagestan early this morning, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) informed. Tremors were recorded at 04:05 (Moscow time). The epicenter of the …

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Earthquake hits suburb of Almaty

This afternoon, the second earthquake in past 24 hours was registered near Almaty by a network of seismic stations of the State Institution "SOME KN MES RK". The ministry clarified that the epicenter of the earthquake was …

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Israel offers assistance to Croatia after earthquake

Director-General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry Alon Ushpiz said Israel has offered immediate assistance to Croatia that was shaken by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake earlier in the day, killing seven and injuring many others. The …

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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts eastern Turkey

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the Turkish eastern province of Elazig on Sunday morning, said the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), Anadolu agency reports. The quake was also felt in Malatya, Adiyaman, …

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Fifth earthquake in a day rocks Chechnya

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake, the fifth one during the day, has rocked Russia’s North Caucasian Republic of Chechnya, a spokesman for the Russian emergencies ministry’s Chechnya department said on Sunday, TASS reports. "A …

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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Chechnya

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya early on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, TASS reports.  The earthquake struck at 00:29 Moscow time on Sunday. …

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Armenia marks 32nd anniversary of Spitak earthquake

Today, it is the 32nd anniversary of the tragic Spitak earthquake. The earthquake hit Armenia's Spitak on December 7th 1988.  Powerful tremors in nearly half a minute destroyed the whole northern part of Armenia, covering a …

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5.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Antalya

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted Turkey’s Mediterranean Antalya province on Saturday, Yeni Safak reports with a reference the country's disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said …

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Common misfortune united Greece and Turkey

Rescue teams in the Turkish port city of Izmir are continuing to search for survivors of Friday's powerful earthquake, as officials say the death toll has increased to at least 64

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Russian diaspora representative on earthquake in Izmir

As a result of an earthquake in Izmir, many local residents lost their homes - many buildings are on the verge of collapse. One of the victims, Anna Atik, head of the Russian-speaking Association for Friendship and Cooperation, RUSDER, told how …

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