Devastating earthquakes unlikely in Azerbaijan

Tue 13 December 2016 07:34 GMT | 11:34 Local Time

Text size: bigger smaller

The earthquakes that hit Ismayilli were not very strong.

"The earthquakes that hit Ismayilli were not very strong. However, they did not pass unnoticed," Gurban Yetirmishli, director of the Republic Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences said in a statement to APA on Tuesday.

He said tremors of this type are typical of Ismayilli.

“A process that’s typical of that zone is taking place right now. Shamakhy-Ismayilli is a lot more active compared to other seismic zones,” he said.

Yetirmishli added, however, that devastating earthquakes are unlikely in Azerbaijan. Ismayilli district has been hit by two earthquakes. The quakes were below magnitude 3.




Most read articles

More from Environment

In The Region

Editor Picks

Azerbaijan Cuisine

Explore the food of Azerbaijan - from sherbet to succulent kebab, from baklava to fragrant pilaff

Follow us

Find us on Facebook

Real estate