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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 42 km north of Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia, on Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 at 10:25 pm (GMT +4) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 42 km north of Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia, on Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 at 10:25 pm (GMT +4) Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 42 km north of Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia, on Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 at 10:25 pm (GMT +4)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Feb 18:28 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
13 Feb 18:30: Now using data updates from GFZ
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14 Feb 16:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3. Epicenter location corrected by 0.7 km (0.4 mi) towards SSE.
Update Sun, 13 Feb 2022, 18:36
Significant 5.2 quake hits near Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, Georgia
5.2 quake 13 Feb 10:25 pm (GMT +4)
5.2 quake 13 Feb 10:25 pm (GMT +4)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred late at night on Sunday, February 13th, 2022, at 10:25 pm local time near Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, Georgia, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2 as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) at magnitude 5.6, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.3.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
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 Bediani (pop. 230) located 34 km from the epicenter, Step'anavan (pop. 23,800) 35 km away, and Luxemburg (pop. 13,800) 41 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Marneuli (pop. 18,800) located 63 km from the epicenter, Tbilisi (pop. 1,049,500) 77 km away, Rustavi (pop. 50,000) 80 km away, Gori (pop. 46,700) 82 km away, Hasuri (pop. 27,800) 93 km away, and Yerevan (pop. 1,093,500) 123 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 13, 2022 18:25:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Feb 13, 2022 at 10:25 pm (GMT +4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.3
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.1537°N / 44.0042°E (Shirak, Armenia)
Antipode41.154°S / 135.996°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt551 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanounnamed (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) W of Tashir (Lori) (pop: 7,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) WNW of Step'anavan (Stepanavan, Lori) (pop: 23,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) NNW of Spitak (Lori) (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) NNE of Gyumri (pop: 148,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) SW of Tbilisi (T'bilisi, Georgia) (pop: 1,049,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) S of Gori (Shida Kartli, Georgia) (pop: 46,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) WSW of Rustavi (Kvemo Kartli, Georgia) (pop: 50,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) NW of Hrazdan (Kotayk) (pop: 40,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) NE of Kars (Turkey) (pop: 77,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) NNW of Yerevan (pop: 1,093,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds -14.2°C (6 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.310 km19 Km WSW of Metsavan, ArmeniaUSGS
5.32 kmARMENIAEMSC
5.65.6 kmGeorgia: ERMENISTAN-GURCISTAN SINIR BOLGESIKOERI-RETMC
5.310 kmGeorgia: Near YerevanRENASS
5.310 kmGeorgia: Northwestern CaucasusRaspberryShake
5.310 kmGeorgia: Northwestern CaucasusGFZ
5.312 kmGeorgia Armenia Turkey Border Reg.GeoAu
5.80 kmGeorgia: Middle East - Crimea - Eastern BalkansKNDC

User reports for this quake (562)

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Tbilisi (89.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Я был в туалете, сидел на унитазе и почувствовал как меня шатает вперёд-назад, подумал сначала, что голова закружилась, потом заметил как ка | 8 users found this interesting.  
Gudauri, Georgia (150.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Felt two vibratios like hotel building was moveing. | 8 users found this interesting.  
gyumri (39 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Our building is very strong but I felt that my armchair (very heavy) is moving left and right, friends from the city center said their beds moved around the room | 4 users found this interesting.  
Georgia,tbilisi (96.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s : i was sitting on a chair learning biology,while i was reading, i suddenly heard shaking sounds, when I looked up i saw The wardrobe doors, and my desk shaking,it lasted for some good 15 seconds, and right now my head hurts a bit. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Tbilisi (90.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Лежала в кровати. Сначала лёгкое прокачивание потом боковой горизонтальный толчок. Люстры слегка покачивались минуту | 4 users found this interesting.  
Swinging (207.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was at home, on the kitchen. Sitting the table and feel like it start to swing sideways. It was 5 sec I think | 3 users found this interesting.  
tbilisi (89.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was in bed and felt light shaking of my body. at first, I thought it's my muscles as I was at the gym today but then for a second or 2 my whole bed moved right and left | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tbilisi centre / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Surprised. Lasted very short time. My room felt as if it moved to the right, just north of Freedom Square, Tbilisi. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Shulaveri, Georgia (73.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was just sitting in the building and reading the text on my phone and i felt that shake. That was the most dangerous and snrong one I had ever felt | 2 users found this interesting.  
Ниноцминда (36.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s : Я сидела. Когда почуствовал то мебель посуда и люстра стали дрожать. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Yerevan, Armenia (110.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Light shaking. We were sitting at the table and felt some movements. The lights were a bit moving in the living room. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Swinging (207.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was at home, on the kitchen. Sitting the table and feel like it start to swing sideways. It was 5 sec I think | 2 users found this interesting.  
Erevan (114.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Кошка не захотела выходить на улицу, сидим дома | 3 users found this interesting.  
Тбилиси (88.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Ощущения с магнитудой не менее 3-4 баллов | 3 users found this interesting.  
Gudauri, georgia (89.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed shaking, bottles in fridge shaking | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tbilisi Georgia (86.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Felt shaking while we were sitting on the sofa, saw the lamp was moving | 3 users found this interesting.  
Ереван (118.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Кровать двигалась, стены и люстра дрожали. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Batumi (206.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Fear | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Kutais (165.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : beds were shaking | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tbilisi (88.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Вибрирующая тряска на протяжении 5 секунд | 3 users found this interesting.  
Владикавказ (216.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : В9 этажном доме Все тряслось | 3 users found this interesting.  
Ванадзор (56.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Сильно трясло | 3 users found this interesting.  
Batumi (206.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 5-10 s : Bed rocking was all I felt | 3 users found this interesting.  
Gyumri, Shirak (41 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : I was afraid, it was very dangerous | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tbilisi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : I was cooking at the stove and thought that I had gotten dizzy for a second or two. But realized it was an earthquake. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Степанаван (37.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 15-20 s : Страх, падали картины и иконы, сильно трясло, как будто волна прошла, как в океане на волнах | One user found this interesting.  
yerevan (113.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was in the bed, and just felt some shakes. At first, I thought it was just a headache or something, but then my brother ran into my room and said that it was an earthquake. His laptop fell down from his desk. (english is not so good) | One user found this interesting.  
Step'anavan, Lori (37.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 20-30 s : как будто водной прошло, сильно качало, упали даже картины | One user found this interesting.  
Грузия,Батуми (205.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Я лежала в постели ,потянуло в бок кровать,качалась люстра | One user found this interesting.  
Грузия,Батуми (205.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Я лежала в постели ,потянуло в бок кровать,качалась люстра | One user found this interesting.  
Тбилиси (88.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Ощущения с магнитудой не менее 3-4 баллов | 2 users found this interesting.  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (56 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 14, 2022 01:21
11 weeks ago
3.2

2 km
43 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Apr 14, 2022 00:13
11 weeks ago - felt
3.5

5 km
38 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Apr 7, 2022 10:38
12 weeks ago
2.9

2 km
Shirak, 95 km SW of Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, GeorgiaMore
Apr 5, 2022 11:02
12 weeks ago
2.8

5 km
42 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Apr 5, 2022 09:27
12 weeks ago
2.7

2 km
21 km NE of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Apr 5, 2022 06:43
12 weeks ago
2.5

10 km
Georgia, 43 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Apr 4, 2022 15:40
12 weeks ago
2.3

5 km
60 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Apr 4, 2022 13:02
12 weeks ago
2.3

9.9 km
38 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Apr 2, 2022 13:03
12 weeks ago
2.3

2 km
Shirak, 87 km SW of Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, GeorgiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 18:18
13 weeks ago
2.9

1 km
42 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Mar 26, 2022 11:00
13 weeks ago
2.6

55 km
Kvemo Kartli, 38 km NW of Step'anavan, Stepanavan, Lori, ArmeniaMore
Mar 24, 2022 14:36
14 weeks ago
3.5

5 km
32 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Mar 23, 2022 17:10
14 weeks ago - felt
4.3

10 km
53 km NW of Vanadzor, Lori, ArmeniaMore
Mar 10, 2022 23:00
16 weeks ago
2.1

10 km
42 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Mar 10, 2022 17:26
16 weeks ago
2.3

2 km
36 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Mar 4, 2022 00:01
17 weeks ago
2.1

5.8 km
39 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Mar 3, 2022 23:36
17 weeks ago
2.7

5 km
42 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 28, 2022 08:34
17 weeks ago
2.4

15 km
24 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 27, 2022 15:52
17 weeks ago
2.0

2 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 27, 2022 15:38
17 weeks ago
2.3

5 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 25, 2022 03:13
18 weeks ago
2.0

7 km
18 km SE of Ninotsminda, Samtskhe-Javakheti, GeorgiaMore
Feb 24, 2022 00:24
18 weeks ago
2.4

5.2 km
44 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 23, 2022 14:45
18 weeks ago
2.7

2.3 km
42 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 21, 2022 13:38
18 weeks ago
2.5

9.3 km
36 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 21, 2022 12:17
18 weeks ago
3.0

8 km
44 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 19, 2022 17:19
18 weeks ago
3.0

2 km
38 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 18, 2022 18:39
19 weeks ago
2.3

10 km
40 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 18, 2022 12:43
19 weeks ago
2.0

2 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 17, 2022 08:58
19 weeks ago
2.1

2 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 17, 2022 02:25
19 weeks ago
2.2

5 km
24 km E of Ninotsminda, Samtskhe-Javakheti, GeorgiaMore
Feb 16, 2022 08:02
19 weeks ago
2.4

3.6 km
44 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 16, 2022 07:37
19 weeks ago - felt
3.1

2 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 16, 2022 06:57
19 weeks ago
2.1

5.4 km
49 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 15, 2022 02:55
19 weeks ago
2.1

5 km
42 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 14, 2022 17:03
19 weeks ago - felt
3.0

2.2 km
37 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 14, 2022 15:46
19 weeks ago
2.2

7.3 km
37 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 14, 2022 14:13
19 weeks ago - felt
3.2

5 km
36 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 14, 2022 13:41
19 weeks ago
2.3

5 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 14, 2022 00:38
19 weeks ago
2.0

5.4 km
43 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 23:54
19 weeks ago
2.0

2.4 km
45 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 23:35
19 weeks ago - felt
3.6

0 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 20:56
19 weeks ago
2.0

4.1 km
37 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 20:39
19 weeks ago
2.1

3.5 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 20:31
19 weeks ago
2.1

7.7 km
38 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 20:26
19 weeks ago
2.1

5 km
32 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 20:20
19 weeks ago
2.3

7 km
36 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 20:14
19 weeks ago - felt
2.7

4.5 km
37 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 19:12
19 weeks ago - felt
2.1

9.2 km
35 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 19:11
19 weeks ago
2.3

9.4 km
39 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 18:50
19 weeks ago - felt
2.3

2.3 km
40 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 18:47
19 weeks ago
2.0

8 km
40 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 18:46
19 weeks ago
2.0

5.6 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 18:41
19 weeks ago
2.1

7.2 km
36 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 18:37
19 weeks ago
2.4

5 km
41 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 18:35
19 weeks ago - felt
3.1

5 km
22 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Feb 13, 2022 18:28
19 weeks ago - felt
4.0

3.6 km
38 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
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