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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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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Azerbaijan by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11 am UTC.

Recent earthquakes in Azerbaijan
  • Jan. 30, 2:00 am
    Magnitude 4.2: 14 km west of Khowy, Iran at a depth of ten km.
  • Jan. 29, 8:38 pm
    Magnitude 4.1: 32 km west of Khowy, Iran at a depth of ten km.
  • Jan. 29, 7:13 pm
    Magnitude 4.5: 20 km southwest of Khowy, Iran at a depth of ten km.
  • Jan. 29, 6:41 pm
    Magnitude 4.7: 14 km west-southwest of Khowy, Iran at a depth of ten km.
  • Jan. 29, 7:48 am
    Magnitude 4.1: Turkey-Iran border at a depth of ten km.
  • Jan. 29, 12:09 am
    Magnitude 4.5: 12 km west-southwest of Khowy, Iran at a depth of ten km.
  • Jan. 28, 10:14 pm
    Magnitude 5.9: 14 km south-southwest of Khowy, Iran at a depth of ten km.


Earthquakes in Azerbaijan since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Azerbaijan happened on 11/25/2000 in the Baku region 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.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
02/05/2019Shemakha (Semacha)10 km5.00
06/05/2018Shaki-Zaqatala22 km5.31
05/11/2017Ardabil37 km5.10
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. Data have been summarized and translated.
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