Minor jolts may be felt after earthquake in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Minor jolts may continue to be felt in Azerbaijan after the earthquake that occurred earlier today, but they will not cause any problems, director general of Republican Seismological Service Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences, Gurban Yetirmishli told Trend on Feb. 10.
He said that the force of the earthquake that occurred today in Azerbaijan was 5.7 on the Richter scale.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55 kilometers, that is why it was felt, one might say, throughout the country.
"The earthquake's epicentre was very deep, so there is no damage. There would have been destructions if it occurred at a depth of eight or ten kilometers," he said.
It should be noted that this earthquake hit the Azerbaijani capital of Baku today at 16:06 local time. The tremors were felt not only in the capital but also in the city of Sumgait.
The earthquake was also felt in northern and southern districts of the country.
Its epicentre was located in the territory of Hajigabul district at a depth of 55 kilometers.
There were no casualties or damage.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by C.N.