Natural Disasters in the Caucasus

Georgia’s capital goes under water

Georgia’s capital goes under water

In Tbilisi, roads, streets, and basements of residential buildings were flooded, due to heavy rain that hit the city at night from April 30 to May 1. In particular, transport hubs important for the city - the Left Embankment and …

Heavy rain causes flooding in Tbilisi

Heavy rain causes flooding in Tbilisi

Heavy rain has caused floods in Tbilisi, local media report. The downpour began in the capital of Georgia on April 30. The Emergency Management Service and the mayor's office have not yet reported on the consequences of the current …

Magnitude 3.2 quake hits Caspian Sea

Magnitude 3.2 quake hits Caspian Sea

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea on Monday, according to the Republican Seismic Survey Center of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The quake, depth of 33 km, was recorded at …

Another earthquake hits Georgia

Another earthquake hits Georgia

In the morning, on April 9, a 3.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in western Georgia, the National Center for Seismic Monitoring informs. Tremors were recorded at 06:30 local time (05:30 Moscow time) southeast of the city of Oni …

Earthquake rocks Georgian-Armenian border regions

Earthquake rocks Georgian-Armenian border regions

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Georgia’s southern regions on Sunday, the seismological monitoring center under the Tbilisi-based Ilia State University said. The earthquake occurred at 22:25 local time (21:25 Moscow time). Its …

Georgian nursing home left without roof because of wind

Georgian nursing home left without roof because of wind

A gust of wind blew the roof off a nursing home in the village of Bodbiskhevi (Kakheti region) in Georgia, the mayor's office of the Sighnaghi region posted on its Facebook page. According to the director of the institution, neither …

3.0-point earthquake hits Georgia

3.0-point earthquake hits Georgia

A 3.0-point earthquake occurred today in Western Georgia, 280 km from Tbilisi, the website of the National Center for Seismic Monitoring informs. It is specified that the epicenter was located near the city of Martvili. …

Double earthquake happened in Georgia

Double earthquake happened in Georgia

As the National Center for Seismic Monitoring of Georgia reported yesterday, two earthquakes occurred in the republic during the day. The first one began at 13:01 Moscow time in Kvemo-Kartli: the hypocenter lay at a depth of 12 km, …

Earthquake hits Western Georgia

Earthquake hits Western Georgia

On Thursday, November 4, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 occurred in western Georgia, the National Center for Seismic Monitoring informs. Tremors were recorded at 13:50 local time (12:50 Moscow time). The epicenter of …

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake hits Caspian Sea

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake hits Caspian Sea

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake has struck the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, according to the Republican Seismic Survey Center of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The quake, depth of 50 km, was recorded at 07:57 local …

Fire contained in Georgia's Kvareli municipality

Fire contained in Georgia's Kvareli municipality

About 60 firefighters have contained a fire in the forest of Kvareli municipality, in eastern Georgia, where the lower cover of the deciduous forest began burning early morning on August 11, according to the Emergency Management Service of …

Mud volcano causes explosion in the Caspian Sea

Mud volcano causes explosion in the Caspian Sea

A mud volcano has erupted near an oil platform off the coast of Azerbaijan, causing a large fireball which was visible across the region, officials say. The incident happened at 9:30 p.m. local time on Sunday when a large explosion …

Landslide hits Matchavariani street and nearby slopes in Tbilisi

Landslide hits Matchavariani street and nearby slopes in Tbilisi

A landslide has fallen on Machavariani Street and nearby slopes in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi. According to Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi Irakli Bendeliani, the landslide is being monitored and German geoengineers will also help to …

Powerful earthquake hits Yerevan

Powerful earthquake hits Yerevan

An earthquake took place in Yerevan. The epicenter of the tremors was located 8 kilometers southeast of the Armenian capital, the focus lay at a depth of 10 kilometers. In the epicentre, the strength of the earthquake was 6-7 points, in Yerevan - …

Earthquake hits Shahbuz region of Azerbaijan

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 …