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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Georgia (Sak'art'velo) on Monday, April 29, 1991 at 09:12 GMT

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Georgia (Sak\'art\'velo) on Monday, April 29, 1991 at 09:12 GMT Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Georgia (Sak\'art\'velo) on Monday, April 29, 1991 at 09:12 GMT

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 17 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 29, 1991 09:12:48 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude7
Depth17.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude42.453°N / 43.673°E (Georgia)
Antipode42.453°S / 136.327°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoDzau (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) SSE of Kvaisi (pop: 237) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) ENE of Sach'khere (Sachkhere) (pop: 6,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NW of Ts'khinvali (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) ENE of Chiat'ura (pop: 12,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) N of Hasuri (Khashuri) (pop: 27,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) NE of Zestaponi (Zestafoni) (pop: 25,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Kutaisi (pop: 178,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (56 mi) E of Tsqaltubo (pop: 16,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) NW of Tbilisi (pop: 1,049,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (93 mi) ENE of Ozurget'i (Ozurgeti) (pop: 20,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.017 kmGeorgia (Sak'art'velo)USGS
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (97 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 27, 1993 20:07
30 years ago
4.6

16 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
Mar 29, 1993 00:58
30 years ago
4.4

10 km
Chechen Republic, Russia, 112 km N of Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, GeorgiaMore
Mar 10, 1993 16:03
30 years ago
4.0

33 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Feb 22, 1993 04:24
30 years ago
5.0

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Dec 28, 1992 17:57
30 years ago
4.4

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Dec 11, 1992 11:37
30 years ago
4.2

33 km
54 km NE of Zestaponi, Zestafoni, Imereti, GeorgiaMore
Nov 5, 1992 15:42
30 years ago
4.5

40 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Oct 24, 1992 00:46
30 years ago
3.5

33 km
82 km N of Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, GeorgiaMore
Oct 24, 1992 00:14
30 years ago
4.6

33 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Oct 23, 1992 23:19
30 years ago
6.4

16 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Sep 25, 1992 15:53
30 years ago
3.7

33 km
Chechen Republic, Russia, 132 km NE of Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, GeorgiaMore
Aug 21, 1992 19:11
30 years ago
4.5

33 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Mar 27, 1992 19:21
31 years ago
4.8

33 km
33 km NW of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Mar 26, 1992 02:32
31 years ago
3.6

33 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Mar 19, 1992 19:16
31 years ago
4.4

33 km
33 km S of Grozny, Chechen Republic, RussiaMore
Feb 18, 1992 01:39
31 years ago
4.5

33 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Jan 27, 1992 08:11
31 years ago
3.7

33 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Oct 10, 1991 02:44
31 years ago
4.4

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Oct 6, 1991 01:46
31 years ago
5.1

18 km
Georgia-Turkey Border RegionMore
Jul 11, 1991 05:58
31 years ago
4.0

33 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Jul 4, 1991 06:26
31 years ago
5.4

20 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Jun 30, 1991 20:09
31 years ago
4.5

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Jun 17, 1991 03:04
31 years ago
4.5

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Jun 15, 1991 00:59
31 years ago
6.3

9.4 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Jun 8, 1991 01:12
32 years ago
4.2

33 km
33 km NW of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
May 27, 1991 03:40
32 years ago
3.7

10 km
31 km NW of Bezhta, Bezhtinskiy Uchastok Rayon, Dagestan, RussiaMore
May 24, 1991 07:59
32 years ago
3.9

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 23, 1991 08:41
32 years ago
4.4

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 15, 1991 14:28
32 years ago
4.9

14 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 14, 1991 09:36
32 years ago
3.8

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 11, 1991 18:35
32 years ago
3.8

10 km
Caucasus Region, Russia (Georgia)More
May 10, 1991 20:52
32 years ago
4.7

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 10, 1991 20:30
32 years ago
4.4

28 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 62 km NW of Ts'khinvali, GeorgiaMore
May 10, 1991 01:25
32 years ago
4.6

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 7, 1991 09:01
32 years ago
4.2

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 52 km NE of Kutaisi, Imereti, GeorgiaMore
May 6, 1991 02:54
32 years ago
4.0

33 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 6, 1991 01:35
32 years ago
4.4

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 4, 1991 04:53
32 years ago
4.2

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 3, 1991 23:41
32 years ago
5.2

10.8 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 3, 1991 20:19
32 years ago
5.6

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 3, 1991 06:12
32 years ago
4.2

33 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 3, 1991 06:08
32 years ago
4.6

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 60 km NE of Kutaisi, Imereti, GeorgiaMore
May 2, 1991 09:44
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 55 km N of Hasuri, GeorgiaMore
May 2, 1991 09:00
32 years ago
4.1

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 2, 1991 04:30
32 years ago
3.9

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 48 km NE of Kutaisi, Imereti, GeorgiaMore
May 2, 1991 03:42
32 years ago
4.0

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 2, 1991 02:18
32 years ago
4.1

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 2, 1991 02:07
32 years ago
4.3

10 km
AzerbaijanMore
May 2, 1991 01:25
32 years ago
5.1

10 km
35 km N of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
May 1, 1991 23:19
32 years ago
4.1

10 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
May 1, 1991 14:37
32 years ago
3.8

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 1, 1991 14:04
32 years ago
3.9

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 1, 1991 05:13
32 years ago
4.8

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 1, 1991 03:38
32 years ago
4.0

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
May 1, 1991 03:06
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
25 km NW of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Apr 30, 1991 16:07
32 years ago
4.6

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 30, 1991 15:19
32 years ago
4.1

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 30, 1991 12:44
32 years ago
4.3

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 30, 1991 11:15
32 years ago
4.8

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 30, 1991 10:39
32 years ago
3.8

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 30, 1991 08:32
32 years ago
4.4

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 30, 1991 08:29
32 years ago
4.2

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 30, 1991 02:28
32 years ago
3.9

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 23:32
32 years ago
4.6

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 39 km N of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 22:28
32 years ago
4.7

10 km
75 km SW of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, RussiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 21:24
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 20:32
32 years ago
5.4

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 20:24
32 years ago
4.7

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 39 km N of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 20:19
32 years ago
3.8

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 70 km NE of Kutaisi, Imereti, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 20:11
32 years ago
4.3

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 19:44
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
Apr 29, 1991 19:19
32 years ago
4.4

10 km
16 km W of Alagir, North Ossetia, RussiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 19:07
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 18:30
32 years ago
6.1

14 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 18:23
32 years ago
5.5

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 17:55
32 years ago
4.4

10 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
Apr 29, 1991 17:21
32 years ago
4.3

10 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
Apr 29, 1991 17:10
32 years ago
4.6

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 16:58
32 years ago
4.0

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 68 km NW of Ts'khinvali, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 16:49
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
Apr 29, 1991 16:48
32 years ago
4.3

10 km
22 km W of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, RussiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 15:28
32 years ago
4.3

10 km
47 km N of Hasuri, Khashuri, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 14:43
32 years ago
5.4

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 13:49
32 years ago
4.6

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 13:27
32 years ago
4.2

10 km
Georgia (Sak'art'velo)More
Apr 29, 1991 13:12
32 years ago
3.8

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 41 km NE of Kutaisi, Imereti, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 11:59
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
Apr 29, 1991 11:51
32 years ago
4.9

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 40 km N of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 11:10
32 years ago
4.7

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 40 km N of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 11:04
32 years ago
4.3

10 km
34 km N of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 10:52
32 years ago
4.6

10 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
Apr 29, 1991 10:30
32 years ago
4.3

10 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
Apr 29, 1991 10:19
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
25 km N of Hasuri, Khashuri, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 10:15
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
Russia-Georgia Border RegionMore
Apr 29, 1991 10:01
32 years ago
4.8

10 km
17 km NW of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 09:59
32 years ago
4.6

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 70 km NE of Kutaisi, Imereti, GeorgiaMore
Apr 29, 1991 09:37
32 years ago
4.9

10 km
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 39 km N of Ts'khinvali, Shida Kartli, GeorgiaMore
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