Shikhzekhirli mud volcano erupts in Azerbaijan

Shikhzekhirli mud volcano erupts in Azerbaijan

Shikhzekhirli mud volcano in Azerbaijan's Gobustan erupted on January 15, 2021, covering 2.5 ha (6.2 acres) of land with solid waste. Shikhzekhirli is one of the most active mud volcanoes in the world. This is its 25th paroxysm since 1810. The volcano erupted in…

Dozens hurt after M5.2 earthquake hits Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

Dozens hurt after M5.2 earthquake hits Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

A shallow earthquake registered by Azerbaijan's Seismology Service Center as M5.2 hit near the city of Shamakhi, Azerbaijan at 19:31 UTC on February 5, 2019 (23:31 local time), injuring dozens of people. The USGS is reporting M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2…

Landslide zone at Baku’s Badamdar intensifies, Azerbaijan

Landslide zone at Baku’s Badamdar intensifies, Azerbaijan

Landslide activity caused by heavy rain is intensifying at the Badamdar zone in the Sabail district of Baku, Azerbaijan. Heavy rains are expected to continue, raising the threat of further destabilization and loss of life and property. According to the results of…

Mud volcano erupts in Haradag district of Baku, Azerbaijan

Mud volcano erupts in Haradag district of Baku, Azerbaijan

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Ecology, a mud volcano erupted in Haradag district of Baku in Azerbaijan on September 23, 2018. The eruption started during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 23 and it still continues, the ministry said…

Mud volcano erupts in Azerbaijan’s Shamakhi district

Mud volcano erupts in Azerbaijan’s Shamakhi district

A mud volcano in the village of Gushchu, Azerbaijan's Shamakhi district started erupting at about 21:00 UTC on January 14, 2018 (01:00 local time, January 15). According to APA's local bureau, the volcano ejected mud lava to a height of about 10 m (32.8…

Mud volcano erupts in capital Baku, Azerbaijan

Mud volcano erupts in capital Baku, Azerbaijan

A mud volcano has erupted in a suburb of Azerbaijan's capital Baku on February 6, 2017. Its flaming eruption was recorded by numerous witnesses. The Azerbaijani Emergency Situation Ministry said the volcano is located in the Sanfachal settlement, the Garadagh…

Severe flooding, strong mudflow hit Azerbaijan

Severe flooding, strong mudflow hit Azerbaijan

Torrential rains have lashed Azerbaijan over the past couple of days and caused severe flooding that damaged houses and infrastructure in the country's Goychay, Shamakhi, and Ismayilli districts. At the same time, the rains have caused a strong mudflow that hit…

Eruption of Shikhzayirli mud volcano in Gobustan, Azerbaijan

Eruption of Shikhzayirli mud volcano in Gobustan, Azerbaijan

The Shikhzayirli mud volcano erupted in the Gobustan region of Azerbaijan on March 13, 2011. Witnesses heard an explosion before the eruption, followed by a 50 m high fire. Experts and rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations immediately arrived at the site…