Earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred in the north-west of the country

Earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred on Monday at 20.52 local time (19.52 MSK), 10 kilometers west of the town of Sheki, Azerbaijan, reported the Seismological Service Center of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to the Center of Seismological Service, the force pushes in the epicenter was four points, Shaki — 3 points. The earthquake lies at a depth of six kilometers.

Victims of the earthquake there.

This is the second earthquake, recorded on Monday in Azerbaijan to 11.47 local time (10.47 MSK), 15 kilometers west of the city in the south of Lankaran stranyproizoshlo earthquake of magnitude 4.0. In the midst of the power of tremors was four points, in nearby towns — 3.5 points. Death and destruction were not.

Last Monday in the north-west of the country was recorded a series of earthquakes, the first of which occurred in 9.41 (8.41 MSK) at a distance of 17 kilometers south-west of Zagatala. In Zagatala and Gakh magnitude was 7 points, Sheki, Oguz, Gazakh, Tovuz and several other areas — 2-5 points. The epicenter was located at a depth of 11 kilometers. There were no casualties, but the element caused serious damage to residential buildings.

On the same day were recorded several earthquakes, the most powerful of them — a magnitude 5.4 — occurred in 19.16 (18.16 MSK) is 14 kilometers southwest of Zagatala. Power aftershocks felt in Zagatala, Gakh, Balaken regions.

At last count Azerbaijani Emergency Situations Ministry, as a result of earthquakes in the area collapsed or come to the emergency state for more than three thousand buildings.

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