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Strong earthquake hits Azerbaijan’s Saatli - UPDATED


An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.3 struck Azerbaijan’s Saatli district on Thursday morning, the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences told APA.

 

The quake occurred at a depth of 39 kilometers. Underground tremors in the epicenter were felt up to magnitude 5, in nearby settlements magnitude 3-4.

 

The tremors were also felt in the districts of Kurdamir, Shamakhi, Agshu, Hajigabul, Sabirabad and Fuzuli.

 

 

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An earthquake occurred on Thursday morning in Azerbaijan.

 

According to APA’s local bureaus, the earthquake occurred around 07:00 a.m. local time and was felt in Shirvan, Salyan and Lankaran regions.

 

Quakes caused panic among the residents. No information was received about the casualty and destruction.

 

 

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