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

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

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 17 km depth

Date & time: 29 Apr 1991 09:12:48 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 17.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.453°N / 43.673°E (Georgia)
Nearest volcano: Dzau (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSE of Kvaisi (pop: 237) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SE of Oni (pop: 3,010) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ENE of Sach'khere (Sachkhere) (pop: 6,140) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NW of Ts'khinvali (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) ENE of Chiat'ura (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) N of Khashuri (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NW of Gori (pop: 46,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NE of Zestaponi (Zestafoni) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Kutaisi (pop: 178,300) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) NW of Tbilisi (pop: 1,049,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.017 kmGeorgia (Sak'art'velo)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Georgia (Sak'art'velo) 29 April 1991 09:12 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (87 quakes):
  • 22 Feb 1993 04:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Oct 1992 23:19 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    16.4 km (10.2 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Georgia (Sak'art'velo) on Friday, 23 October 1992 at 23:19 (GMT)
  • 06 Oct 1991 01:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    18.3 km (11.4 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 1991 06:26 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    20.4 km (12.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jun 1991 00:59 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    9.4 km (5.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Georgia (Sak'art'velo) on Saturday, 15 June 1991 at 00:59 (GMT)
  • 27 May 1991 03:40 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    180 km (112 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1991 07:59 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 1991 08:41 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 May 1991 14:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 1991 09:36 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1991 18:35 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1991 20:52 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1991 20:30 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    27.7 km (17.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1991 01:25 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 1991 09:01 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 1991 04:53 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Georgia (Sak'art'velo) on Monday, 29 April 1991 at 09:12 (GMT)
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