In Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia earthquake. Shaking even in Sochi


19.01.11.V 12:15 Moscow time in Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia was an earthquake, according to ITAR-TASS. Tremors of medium strength lasted about a minute. In Tskhinvali, the people left the building, school classes were suspended. The city was broken mobile phones.

Sukhumi in apartments swinging chandeliers, moving furniture. Some residents chose to leave the house and onto the streets. Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh confirmed "Interfax" that the republic felt tremors. "According to preliminary data, the damage and there were no injuries," — said the head of Abkhazia.

In western Georgia, near the village of Vani, according to the Center of seismic monitoring Georgia Power quake was 5.8 points.

The soldiers of the 7th Russian military base in Abkhazia did not notice the earthquake, and the 4 th base in South Ossetia recorded only minor tremors. "On the 7th military base, which is deployed in Gudauta (Abkhazia), on the report of operational services, underground aftershocks were recorded, "- said on Wednesday a representative group of information support of the Southern Military District (SOUTH).

According to him, "the Russian military base in South Ossetia minor tremors were felt." "Victims, destruction, or damage to the buildings of the 4th military base there," — said the official SOUTH.

Sochi seismic station recorded an earthquake of magnitude of 3 points. "Today at 11:50 am quake registered a magnitude of 3 points in 60 km from the center of Sochi", — the duty of the seismic station.

He noted that in Sochi are constant minor earthquake. Interviewee of the agency said that the Caucasus mountains are young, they are still growing, so are the tremors. The operational service of the agency reported that damage and no casualties.

In turn, the residents of the Sochi-rise buildings are told that at the time of the earthquake they have moved furniture, chandeliers swayed and fell from the window planters.

In Georgia, the earthquake continued

Over the next hour was detected on three thrust force of 3 to 5 points. Tremors were felt in other parts of Georgia.

According to the Interior Ministry, the devastation in the settlements is not fixed, but in some areas in the west of the country in the homes of cracks. As chief of staff, told reporters Zurab Gegidze Van district, at the moment, a special staff and figure out the consequences of the earthquake.

According to preliminary data, the destruction in the communities of the district is not present, however, the information specified. Gegidze also said that a special task force, which is immediately after the quake began checking in villages close to the epicenter of the earthquake.

As reported by Georgian news agency GHN seismic monitoring at the Center, the epicenter was recorded at 7 km from the resort Sairme, 18 kilometers from the Vanni and in 31 km from Kutaisi. Earthquakes have been recorded throughout the territory of Georgia, including Tbilisi.


Earthquake felt in Georgia and Armenia

19.01.11.Na Georgia in Kutaisi on January 19 at about 13:17 local time, an earthquake of magnitude 5.3.

As reported by IA REGNUM National Service of Seismic Protection of Armenia, the power of aftershocks, which were felt in Armenia, was 7 points. The epicenter was located 30 kilometers south of the city of Kutaisi.

In Armenia, the 4-magnitude earthquake was felt in Gyumri, Stepanavan, Yerevan power tremors was 3 points.

Data on injuries or damage.


The earthquake occurred in Sochi

19.01.11.V Sochi day today, January 19, were recorded tremors.

The earthquake occurred at 11:50, 60 km from the center of the resort town. No injuries were reported. Power quake was three points.

In Sochi, slight variations occur regularly. According to seismologists, this is due to the youth of the Caucasus Mountains, which are still in a growth phase, "Interfax".

As reported in "Live Kuban", January 4, tremors 3-4 were reported near the village of Arkhipo-Osipovka near Gelendzhik. The epicenter was located in the Black Sea, 50 km from the coast.

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