Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hits Georgia

Georgia: An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred near the village of Irganchai, Dmanisi municipality, on Sunday, May 1. As per the reports, the earthquake shook the village of Irganchai at 23:43 Tbilisi time, said the Institute of Earth Sciences and National Seismic Monitoring Centre.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hits Georgia
Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hits Georgia

Georgia: An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred near the village of Irganchai, Dmanisi municipality, on Sunday, May 1. As per the reports, the earthquake shook the village of Irganchai at 23:43 Tbilisi time, said the Institute of Earth Sciences and National Seismic Monitoring Centre.

According to the Seismic Monitoring Center, the epicentre was near Dmani, in the village of Sameba. The magnitude was 5.3.

The tremors were felt in several parts of Georgia, and many people got panic all over Georgia. As of now, no casualties and damages have been reported in Georgia. 

More information is awaited, and the Government agencies are still monitoring the situation.

Apart from Georgia, the tremors were also felt in the neighbouring countries.

In the northwest of Vanadzor, Armenia, an earthquake of 4.9 magnitude was also reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The tremor hit at a very shallow depth of 2 km underneath the epicentre near Vanadzor, Lori, Armenia, on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 11:35 pm local time.

The tremor’s exact magnitude, epicentre, and depth might be revised shortly as more information is awaited.

Moreover, seismologists are also gathering and reviewing the data to refine their calculations.

Prior to this, in mid-February 2022, an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in Georgia’s southern regions on Sunday, February 13.

During that time, the epicentre of the earthquake was located in the village of Sameba in the southern part of Georgia, near the border with Armenia. Tremors of an earthquake were also felt in several parts of Georgia, such as Tbilisi and Batumi.

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