Reports of earthquakes come from Georgia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and China


ANKARA / BAKU / YEREVAN / TBILISI, January 19 — RIA Novosti. 5.3 magnitude earthquake reported on Wednesday in Georgia and eastern Turkey, according to seismologists at once in several countries. Tremors were felt in Armenia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Also recorded earthquake in Kyrgyzstan and China.

In Georgia, the destruction and the victims of the earthquake there, told RIA Novosti the Georgian Center for seismic monitoring.

"The destruction and no injuries were reported. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the village Kakaskhidi at Baghdad district of Georgia, 15 kilometers from the district center and 5 kilometers from the resort Sairme (region of Racha-Luchhumi) ", — said the representative seysmotsentra.

According to her, an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in 13.17 local time (12.17 MSK). Next, two more were recorded tremors, called avtoshokov in 13.51 local time (12.51 MSK) magnitude 4.2 and at 14.03 local time (13.03 MSK) magnitude 3.6.

According to the agency "News-Georgia", Tbilisi power earthquake was 2.3 points, the tremors were felt almost.

As reported by the seismic observatory Bosphorus University, an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 recorded in the border with Georgia Ardahan province in eastern Turkey to 11.17 local time (12.17 MSK), its epicenter was in the county Posof.

"The primary data obtained show that there are no victims. We continue to monitor the situation, "- said the air of" Haber Turk "provincial governor Mustafa Tekmen.

According to the mayor of the county Posof Shyukoyu Bozigita, in some villages the county cracks. "Failures in power supply and communication with the settlements of impacts of underground elements, no," — said the mayor of the air of NTV.

Armenian and Azerbaijani seismologists reported tremors at the same time in Georgia in 19-31 km south of Kutaisi. According to Armenian experts, the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.3, Azerbaijan — 5.7. Tremors felt and residents of Armenia. Center of the earthquake was at a depth of 22 kilometers.

Tremors were felt in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Residents of Abkhazia quake slightly scared. Many residents of Sukhumi fled their homes, offices, schools and universities. After standing for some time in the street, all came back, RIA Novosti reported.

Tskhinvali residents felt the quake at about 12.18 MSK. Tremors lasted about a minute. Immediately responded to the situation online services MOE and the Ministry of Interior. Residents of the city fled their homes and office buildings. The city emerged disruptions to mobile communications, told RIA Novosti the head of the press service of the President of South Ossetia, Vyacheslav Sedov. According to preliminary data, the strength of earthquakes in the republic of 4.5 points on a 12-point scale, the victims and destructions.

Reports of earthquake also came from Kyrgyzstan and China.

As the press-service of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan, earthquake, reaching the epicenter 6 points on the 12-point scale MSCs occurred Wednesday morning in the south. According to preliminary reports, no one was hurt. According to the Institute of Seismology of the National Academy of Sciences, the earthquake was located 45 kilometers south-west of the village Kashka-Suu and 145 km south-west of the city of Osh.

In central China earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in 12.07 local time (07.06 MSK) in Anqing City. Epicenter was at a depth hit nine miles. Information about the destruction and casualties were reported.

On the eve of the tremors were felt in Pakistan, India and Indonesia.

RIA Novosti

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