Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 66 km northeast of Kutaisi, Georgia
Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 10:0610:06 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Kutaisi, Imereti, Georgia, was reported only 20 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 2 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 1:46 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.3 quake 13 Mar 1:46 pm (GMT +4)
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Sach'khere (pop. 6,100) located 13 km from the epicenter, and Oni (pop. 3,000) 13 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Chiat'ura (pop. 12,800) located 22 km from the epicenter, Tqibuli (pop. 13,200) 40 km away, and Ts'khinvali (pop. 30,000) 49 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Zestaponi (pop. 25,900) located 52 km from the epicenter, Khashuri (pop. 27,800) 53 km away, Kutaisi (pop. 178,300) 66 km away, and Tsqaltubo (pop. 16,700) 72 km away.
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Date & time: 13 Mar 2021 1:46 pm (GMT +4) local time (13 Mar 2021 09:46 GMT)
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.46°N / 43.46°E (Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Georgia)
Primary data source: EMSC
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