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Azerbaijan: Earthquake - May 2012

Status
Past
Countries
Azerbaijan
Disaster types
Earthquake

An 5.6 earthquake struck in Zaqatala and Gakh in north-western Azerbaijan on 7 May 2012. Over 3,000 houses and public buildings were either destroyed or damaged. On 18 May, another earthquake with a 4.8 magnitude hit the region, causing more damage and destruction. More than 7,000 houses were either destroyed or damaged and more than 9,000 families had to be evacuated. (IFRC, 23 May 2012)