Earthquake in Azerbaijan 5.5 points

The earthquake, which occurred on Monday, May 7, at Zagatala region of Azerbaijan (in the north of the country), 15 people injured. Trend of the agency said the head patient department of the central district hospital Mamedrasul Teyubov.

According to him, most of the people who applied to the clinic, suffered a fall, when in panic from their homes. They were given first aid.

As the Seismological Service of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, the first tremors of magnitude 5.5 were recorded in Zakatala district at 09:40 am local time. The epicenter was located at a distance of 17 kilometers southwest of Zagatala, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

At 10:38 local time, a magnitude 4.8 aftershock was recorded at 16 kilometers southwest of Zagatala. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 kilometers. Two minutes later (at 10:40 local time) in the same area, there was another quake of magnitude 4.4.

As reported, the earthquake has destroyed. Many homes in the affected area of the roof is damaged, the walls of cracks. According to Trend, the most in the earthquake affected villages Azar, and Zayam Gymyr. Tremors felt as residents of Georgia and the Russian republic of Dagestan.

In Zagatala region arrived Emergencies Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov. He is now with the District visiting the affected areas. There are also directed rescue teams Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Zagatala district is located in the north-west of the country in 372 kilometers from Baku. As reported by the general director of the National Seismological Service Center of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan Gurban Yetirmishli, the region is seismic zone.

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