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M5.5 earthquake - 46km SW of Och'amch'ire, Georgia, Sunday, 23 December 2012 at 13:31 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 46km SW of Och\'amch\'ire, Georgia on Sunday, 23 December 2012

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 46km SW of Och\'amch\'ire, Georgia on Sunday, 23 December 2012
Date & time: Sun, 23 Dec 13:31:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:31
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.4175°N / 41.0637°E (Géorgie)
Nearest volcano: Elbrus (152 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- Merci!.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 23 Dec 2012
Sun, 23 Dec 13:31 UTCM 5.8 / 8 kmBlack SeaGFZ
Sun, 23 Dec 13:31 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmBLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIAEMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 13:31 UTCM 5.5 / 5 kmGURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ) REVISE01 (2012.12.23Bogazici Uni.
Sun, 23 Dec 13:31 UTCM 5.4 / 54 kmNorthwestern CaucasusBMKG

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Batumi, Georgia / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I felt the first shake which was light, I raised for my baby in next room. Then we felt another shake which was grater and lasted longer, everything was shaking and moving. We ran out of the flat outside in home clothes and slippers, all our neighbours and people from other blocks were outside as well. We were waiting for another shake, but it stopped.
sochi / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
batumi / MMI IV (Light shaking): Lasted 10sec max, collected passports stayed under front door with wife and baby. Everyone ran outside. Rare occurrence in Batumi. Last time was some 10 to 15 years ago
Batumi, Georgia / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Lamps swayed to and fro, ground shook
Tbilisi / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tuapse (Russian Federation) (229 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Было немного не по себе. Продолжительные были два толчка. (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (152 km NW from epicenter)(no details): ОЩУЩЕНИЕ КАЧАНИЯ БЫЛО ЕЩЕ СУТКИ В ЭТОМ ПОМЕЩЕНИИ (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (152 km NW from epicenter)(no details): после хлопков в воздухе моментально появилась пыль,как будто выбили моментально очень пыльный ковер,одновременно гудело и вибрировало (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (152 km NW from epicenter)(no details): трясло очень сильно, по ощущениям баллов 5-6 (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (152 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Дрожала вся мебель, она не просто дрожала, она ходуном ходила.Я сначала и не поняла, что случилось. Длилось секунд 30 точно. Потом второй толчок, он был и по времени и короче, и по силе слабее. Дрожь земли. Пипец. Куда бежать, куда податься?!? Кругом горы и море. (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (152 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Волнообразные движения дом вызвали какое-то животное чувство страха. (via EMSC)
Novorossiysk (Russian Federation) (352 km NW from epicenter)(no details): While watching movies at home we noticed strange vibration and movement of house plants, it lasts for around 1 minute. As we're already experienced with recent earthquake near Novorossiysk with magnitude of 4, we checked this site for eathquake information and proved that it really happen again. (via EMSC)
Batumi (Georgia) (118 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was leaning against the pillar of the entrance of the 5-storied building and talking by phone with my friend, who was 7 KM away from my location. During this process, I felt the the pillar moving and I directly noticed the top of the building moving, I saw all buildings sorrounded me (two 9-storied, two 5-storied) moving fornt and back, the same effect was on trees, electric pillars in the yard and in the street, the ground moved as well so I felt hard to walk, as if sliding on the ice..almost everyone ran out of the buildings..the young man with the weight of about 120 Kg was woken up by the earthquake..It was terrible sense.. (via EMSC)
Stavropol (Russian Federation) (285 km N from epicenter)(no details): Примерно в 17.34 дом начал раскачиваться очень чувствительно. Зазвенела посуда в серванте, люстры начали раскачиваться. Потом, в течении некоторого времени, ощущались повторные, но более слабые толчки. (via EMSC)
Adyge-Khabl' (Russian Federation) (210 km N from epicenter)(no details): ВО время землетрясении, возникло головокружение состояние какой то невесомости. Как будто сознание покидало меня. Не мог удержать свое тело, оно шаталось!!! (via EMSC)
Sukhumi (Georgia) (47 km N from epicenter)(no details): Quite severe tremor. It lasted long. Chandeliers are swayed. Window glasses trembled. Plaster cracks occurred in the building. It has created serious concern especially among the people living in the higher floors. (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (152 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Непривычно. Страшно. Неуверенность. (via EMSC)
Cherkessk (Russian Federation) (211 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Два толчка с интервалом 1-2секунды. Здание со всеми предметами дрожало. Люди вышли на улицу. (via EMSC)
Batumi (Georgia) (114 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was resting on my bed and then a sudden movement of the whole building became evident,that we all left indoors and moved quickly outside.My landlord was at the top of a ladder at the time working! Pretty Scary Stuff. Oil Industry Worker. (via EMSC)
Poti (Georgia) (73 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Трясло очень сильно и качало в разные стороны на 5-ом этаже дома. Посуда попадала и разбилась. В ванной комнате попадали шампуни и всякие разные принадлежности. Вода из ведра разлилась на пол. Ощущение было, что дом сейчас начнет разваливаться. Очень и очень страшно. Такого у нас никогда не было. Первый толчок был не такой сильный, а дальше все сильнее и сильнее. (via EMSC)
Korgan (Turkey) (352 km SW from epicenter)(no details): küçük bir sallantı (via EMSC)
Novomikhaylovskiy (Russian Federation) (257 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Было два толчка, следующих друг за другом с промежутком около 3 секунд, каждый длительностью около 2 секунд (via EMSC)
Nevinnomyssk (Russian Federation) (250 km N from epicenter)(no details): Несмотря на то, что находились далеко, трясло ощутимо. примерно балла 4 по ошушениям (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (154 km NW from epicenter)(no details): ЛЮДИ ВЫШЛИ НА УЛИЦУ В ОЖИДАНИИ АФТЕРШОКОВ (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (154 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was very scary. At first, there were small waves, but after a minute jog became hard. Shaking hard enough in the course of one, two minutes. Personal feelings dreadful. Shaking the whole organism. (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (154 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Жители Сочи из всех районов почувствовали землетрясение, в многоэтажках было особенно страшно. (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (154 km NW from epicenter)(no details): мебель дрожала, с потолка сыпалась штукатурка, в лифте застряли соседи (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russian Federation) (154 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Длительность - секунд 5 (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 23 Dec 13:42 UTCM 3.1 / 20 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 13:48 UTCM 3.3 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 13:50 UTCM 3.1 / 30 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 13:54 UTCM 3.5 / 10 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 14:18 UTCM 3.8 / 10 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 14:37 UTCM 3.0 / 7 km - [info]EASTERN TURKEY[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 15:09 UTCM 3.4 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 15:15 UTCM 3.3 / 25 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 15:18 UTCM 3.9 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 16:15 UTCM 2.7 / 8.9 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Sun, 23 Dec 16:49 UTCM 2.8 / 30 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 18:00 UTCM 2.7 / 20 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 18:22 UTCM 2.9 / 10 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 19:12 UTCM 2.6 / 15 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 19:32 UTCM 3.4 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec 22:05 UTCM 3.4 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 (8 earthquakes)
Mon, 24 Dec 00:51 UTCM 2.6 / 6.2 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Mon, 24 Dec 02:10 UTCM 2.6 / 5.7 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Mon, 24 Dec 07:49 UTCM 2.6 / 10 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 24 Dec 08:50 UTCM 3.4 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 24 Dec 12:25 UTCM 3.6 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 24 Dec 14:21 UTCM 3.4 / 5 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 24 Dec 17:10 UTCM 3.0 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 24 Dec 22:19 UTCM 3.0 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 25 Dec 2012 (13 earthquakes)
Tue, 25 Dec 00:27 UTCM 2.6 / 5 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 25 Dec 04:33 UTCM 3.8 / 20 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 25 Dec 09:37 UTCM 2.6 / 10.3 km - [info]GURCISTAN[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Tue, 25 Dec 15:22 UTCM 2.9 / 17.8 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Tue, 25 Dec 17:53 UTCM 2.7 / 10.6 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Tue, 25 Dec 22:44 UTCM 5.3 / 13.8 km - [info]47km SW of Och'amch'ire, Georgia[Map]USGS
Tue, 25 Dec 22:55 UTCM 4.5 / 9.8 km - [info]50km WSW of Och'amch'ire, Georgia[Map]USGS
Tue, 25 Dec 23:00 UTCM 2.8 / 10 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 25 Dec 23:02 UTCM 3.1 / 10 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 25 Dec 23:03 UTCM 3.3 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 25 Dec 23:34 UTCM 2.6 / 14.7 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Tue, 25 Dec 23:35 UTCM 3.1 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 25 Dec 23:45 UTCM 2.6 / 12.3 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 (8 earthquakes)
Wed, 26 Dec 00:07 UTCM 3.1 / 3.5 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Wed, 26 Dec 01:29 UTCM 2.6 / 28.3 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Wed, 26 Dec 01:52 UTCM 3.5 / 20 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Wed, 26 Dec 02:21 UTCM 2.7 / 14.5 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Wed, 26 Dec 07:17 UTCM 2.6 / 8 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Wed, 26 Dec 07:17 UTCM 3.1 / 8 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Wed, 26 Dec 09:12 UTCM 3.0 / 7 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Wed, 26 Dec 19:19 UTCM 3.5 / 10 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Thu, 27 Dec 2012
Thu, 27 Dec 02:32 UTCM 2.6 / 10 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Thu, 27 Dec 05:15 UTCM 3.9 / 10 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC
Thu, 27 Dec 14:12 UTCM 3.4 / 8.9 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012
Fri, 28 Dec 16:13 UTCM 2.6 / 17.5 km - [info]GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)[Map]Bogazici Uni.
Fri, 28 Dec 17:19 UTCM 3.2 / 2 km - [info]BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA[Map]EMSC

 

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