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Zagatala earthquake: Tremors lasted for half a minute


The earthquake that shook Azerbaijan’s Zagatala district on June 5 lasted 28 seconds, the Republic Seismic Survey Center of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences ANAS) told APA.

 

The quake happened at 22:40 local time, 16km south of Zagatala station in Zagatala district, the Seismic Survey Center said.  

 

The tremors measured magnitude 6 at the epicenter and 5-3 in surrounding districts.

 

A number of buildings have been damaged in the earthquake. Thirty-one people have gone to hospital. One person died of a stroke.   

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