3.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in western Georgia

3.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in western Georgia

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TBILISI, June 8 — News-Georgia Tsitsiya Mamulashvili. Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred on Wednesday at noon in the village Gebi Oni area, told Trend. "News-Georgia", the representative of the Institute for Land Tbilisi Ilia University.

According to the Institute, the earthquake occurred at 12.12 local time in the seismically active region of Georgia — Racha, 19 kilometers north of the regional capital Oni.

"The earthquake was so strong that some have felt it, and some do not. As a result of the demolition of buildings aftershocks have been recorded," — said the representative of the Institute.

In May of this year, there have been three Oni area earthquake magnitude — 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4.
Georgia is a country of high seismic activity.

The most powerful earthquake recorded in Georgia, magnitude 7, occurred in 1991 in the region of Racha and Imereti (Western Georgia), the intensity at the epicenter was 9 points. The earthquake caused the death of about 200 people, destroyed about 46,000 homes and 1,000 industrial facilities.

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