A 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.