List of earthquakes in Azerbaijan

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This list of earthquakes in Azerbaijan, is a list of notable earthquakes that have affected areas within the current boundaries of Azerbaijan.

Date Time‡ Place Latitude Longitude Fatalities Magnitude Comments Sources
427 40.5 46.5 6.7 Little information available about this event, except that the damage was severe. [1]
906 Qivraq 39.78 44.88 6.2 [2]
30 September 1139 night Ganja 40.40 46.23 6.3 [3]
November 1667 Shamakhi
see 1667 Shamakhi earthquake
40.60 48.60 80,000 6.9 Earthquakes lasted for three months, buildings of all types were ruined, damage to roads was so severe that caravans had to be re-routed. [1]
4 January 1669 Shamakhi 40.60 48.60 7,000 5.7 [1]
9 August 1828 16:00 Shamakhi 40.70 48.40 5.7 [1]
2 January 1842 22:00 Baku, Mashtagi 40.5 50.0 4.3–5.0 Maximum perceived intensity of VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale, but no details of damage or information about casualties. [4]
11 June 1859 13:00 Shamakhi
see 1859 Shamakhi earthquake
40.70 48.50 100 5.9 [1]
28 January 1872 07:00 Shamakhi 40.60 48.70 5.7 [1]
13 February 1902 09:39:30 Shamakhi 40.70 48.60 86 6.9 [1]
27 April 1931 16:50:45 Zangezur
see 1931 Zangezur earthquake
39.40 46.00 390-2,890 6.4 [5]
4 June 1999 09:12:50 Agdash, Ucar, Ağalı 40.802 47.448 1 5.4 [1]
25 November 2000 18:09:11.4 Baku
see 2000 Baku earthquake
40.245 49.946 31 6.8 [1]
7 May 2012 9:40 Zaqatala Rayon 41.541 46.766 0 5.6 Earthquake seriously damaged 20 residential buildings, partly collapsed sports hall of a school and injured 15 people. Also felt in nearby Russia and Georgia. [6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 NGDC. "Significant Earthquakes where Primary Magnitude >= 5 and Country = AZERBAIJAN". Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  2. CFTI. "Catalogue of strong earthquakes in Italy 461 B.C. - 1997 and Mediterranean area 760 B.C. - 1500". Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  3. CFTI. "Catalogue of strong earthquakes in Italy 461 B.C. - 1997 and Mediterranean area 760 B.C. - 1500". Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  4. NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  5. Utsu, T.R. (2002), "A List of Deadly Earthquakes in the World: 1500-2000", International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part A, Volume 81A (First ed.), Academic Press, p. 705, ISBN 978-0124406520
  6. "Moderate earthquake jolts northwest Azerbaijan, injuring 15". BNO News. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012.