A 5.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Azerbaijan

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Kurdamir district of Azerbaijan. It was felt in several regions, with no current reports of casualties or damages


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On the evening of September 3rd, an earthquake struck Azerbaijan. According to the Azerbaijani publication Vesti.az, citing the Earthquake Research Bureau, the event took place at 20:38 local time in the Kurdamir district.

The earthquake's magnitude reached 5.2 on a depth of 52 km. It was felt in regions such as Saatly, Beylagan, Mingachevir, Yardimli, and Gabala.


Currently, there is no information about any casualties or damages resulting from the earthquake.

Azerbaijan, located in a seismically active zone, experiences earthquakes from time to time:

  1. Earthquake in 2019: In early 2019, Azerbaijan also experienced several earthquakes, one of which was recorded near the city of Shamakhi. This earthquake caused some damages and resulted in loss of lives.

  2. Earthquake in 2012: In October 2012, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 occurred near the city of Ganja. It was one of the most powerful earthquakes in Azerbaijan in recent decades. The event resulted in dozens of deaths, many injuries, and significant damages.


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