6.0 Magnitude Quake Hits Azerbaijan – 4 October 2014

RT logoA 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit northern Azerbaijan, 220km from the capital, Baku, reported the country’s national seismology center. The area has been struck by a series of tremors in the last few days.

The quake struck at a depth of 5km and was 13km northeast of the town of Qabala, said press service of seismological service of Azerbaijan’s Academy of Science. It was recorded at 9:59am local time (04:59 GMT).

The tremors in Qabala, the most ancient city of Azerbaijan and home to some 13,000 residents, were registered at a magnitude of 5.0. No casualty or damage reports were immediately available.

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