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M 6 in Azerbaijan from 07 May 2012 04:40 UTC to 04:40
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 07 May 2012 04:40 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 1365735 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 07 May 2012 10:34 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: EQ-2012-000085-AZE (GLIDE) usb0009jh5 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 318 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Minister: Several thousand new homes will be built in Azerbaijan’s quake-hit Zagatala region
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:55:00 +0200   trendnews-az (en)

Zagatala, which in early May was hit by a strong earthquake, will have new homes built and delapidated homes restored, Azerbaijani Emergencies Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov told reporters on Friday.

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Azerbaijan: Two thousand homes to be built in Zagatala earthquake area
Mon, 21 May 2012 19:41:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Source: Trend Country: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Baku, May 21 /Trend K.Zarbaliyeva/ After the earthquakes in the Zagatala area, the State Commission for Emergency Situations conducted a survey of 5074buildings, deputy head of the regional executive body, chairman of the regional commission on emergency Elman Ramazanov said.

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Fresh earthquake hits Azerbaijani Zagatala city
Fri, 18 May 2012 19:43:00 +0200   trendnews-az (en)

On Friday at 19:46 local time, 15 kilometers south of Zagatala, a fresh earthquake took place, the National Seismological Service Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan told Trend today.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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