Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 41 km east of Akhalts'ikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 6:12 am (GMT +4) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 41 km east of Akhalts\'ikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 6:12 am (GMT +4) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 41 km east of Akhalts\'ikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 6:12 am (GMT +4)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 2 km depth

21 May 02:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
21 May 02:27: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 3.0 km (from 8.7 to 1.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.2 mi) towards WNW.
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21 May 07:44: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.5. Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 21, 2022 02:12:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, May 21, 2022 at 6:12 am (GMT +4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.5
Depth2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.68°N / 43.47°E (Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia)
Antipode41.68°S / 136.53°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanounnamed (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) S of Bakurianis Andeziti (pop: 1,090) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) SSE of Borjomi (Самцхе-Джавахети) (pop: 13,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) ENE of Aspindza (pop: 3,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) N of Akhalkalaki (ახალქალაქი) (pop: 9,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SSW of Hasuri (Khashuri, Shida Kartli) (pop: 27,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) E of Akhalts'ikhe (pop: 17,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) SE of Kutaisi (Imereti) (pop: 178,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) W of Tbilisi (T'bilisi) (pop: 1,049,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Snow -4.8°C (23 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.52 kmGEORGIA (SAK'ART'VELO)EMSC
3.43.4 kmGeorgia: GURCISTANKOERI-RETMC

User reports for this quake (5)

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Bakuriani (8.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Slight vibrations | 3 users found this interesting.  
Borjomi (18.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s
Bakuriani, Samtskhe-Javakheti (8.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Bakuriani (10.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Batumi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
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