Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 54 km northwest of Ts'khinvali, Georgia, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 1:46 pm (GMT +4) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, 54 km northwest of Ts\'khinvali, Georgia, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 1:46 pm (GMT +4)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

13 Mar 10:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
13 Mar 10:04: Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.6 mi) towards SW.
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13 Mar 12:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 5.0 km (from 1.2 to 3.1 mi).
Update Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 10:06
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 66 km northeast of Kutaisi, Georgia
4.3 quake 13 Mar 1:46 pm (GMT +4)
4.3 quake 13 Mar 1:46 pm (GMT +4)
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.
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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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 13, 2021 09:46:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 1:46 pm (GMT +4)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.56°N / 43.49°E (Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Georgia)
Antipode: 42.56°S / 136.51°W
Nearest volcano: Kabargin Oth (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) ESE of Oni (pop: 3,010) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) NNE of Sach'khere (Sachkhere, Imereti) (pop: 6,140) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NNE of Chiat'ura (Imereti) (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Tqibuli (Tkibuli, Imereti) (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NW of Ts'khinvali (Shida Kartli) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NE of Zestaponi (Zestafoni, Imereti) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) N of Hasuri (Khashuri, Shida Kartli) (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ENE of Kutaisi (Imereti) (pop: 178,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NW of Gori (Shida Kartli) (pop: 46,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NW of Tbilisi (T'bilisi) (pop: 1,049,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds -1.9°C (29 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.110 km5 Km W of Oni, GeorgiaUSGS
4.215 kmMiddle East - Crimea - Eastern Balkans, GeorgiaKNDC

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