The third day the earthquake occurred in Azerbaijan

Third Tuesday's earthquake in Zagatala region of Azerbaijan in the northwest of the country, the Republican Center of Seismic Service.

Tremors were recorded in 10.17 local time (9.17 MSK), 13 kilometers west of the city Zagatala, which is the administrative center of the district. In the midst of the power of tremors was 3.5, in close to the epicenter of housing estates — from 2.0 to 3.0 points.

The first earthquake of magnitude 3.0 was recorded at 5:30 am on Tuesday (4.30 MSK), the second — in 09.54 (8.54 MSK) in 3.4 kilometers to the southeast of Zagatala. At the epicenter of the earthquake was felt the power of 5 in surrounding communities — from 3 to 4 points.

Earthquake did not cause casualties.

The day before, at 20.51 local time (19.51 MSK), the earthquake occurred in the town of Sheki. At the epicenter of the earthquake as recorded at 10 km to the west of the city, felt tremors force of 4, in the city — 3 points.

In recent days, the western region of Azerbaijan observed earthquakes of varying magnitude (up 7 points), which resulted in damage to more than three thousand houses, 123 of them — social objects. All residents who have lost their homes, provided tents.

"We are trying to provide a convenience for people in temporary accommodation. They are provided with the necessary medical and other aid to the staff of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Emergency Situations," — said the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov.

Area earthquake also visited the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

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