Earthquakes in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes do not occur very frequently.

33 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Earthquakes in Azerbaijan since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Azerbaijan happened on 11/25/2000 in the region Baku with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 11 km resulted in 31 deaths.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
02/05/2019Shemakha (Semacha)36 km5.10
06/05/2018Shaki-Zaqatala30 km5.31
05/07/2012Zagatala27 km5.70
11/25/2000Baku11 km6.831
06/04/1999Agdas, Ucar, Agali50 km5.41


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.