Earthquake near Baku on Lukashenka’s visits
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An earthquake occurred in the Caspian Sea 50 kilometers north east of Baku at 9.53 a.m. local time today.
The information was spread by IPA news agency. The earthquake magnitude was 4.2 according to the Richter scale.
Earthquake shocks with a magnitude of 2.0-3.0 were recorded in populated places on the shore of the Caspian Sea. The Republican Center of National Seismic Service of Azerbaijani National Academy of Science says no victims and destructions have been recorded.
This is the strongest earthquake occurred in Baku since one on November 25, 2000, with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale in the epicenter. The 2000 quake brought no deaths, but dwelling houses and other buildings were damaged.
President of Belarus Alyaksandr Lukashenka is now on an official visit to Baku, udf.by reminds.
As his press service reports, he is expected to hold negotiations with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev from June 2 to June 4.
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