A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Step’antsminda in Georgia. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003p1i. Unique identifier: us10003p1i. The temblor was picked up at 06:16:49 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 44.973 East, latitude 42.5367 North, depth = 18.05 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 02:16:49 / October 16, 2015 @ 2:16 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.05 km (11 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Georgia (c. 4 630 000 pop), Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tbilisi, Sagarejo, Gori (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Tbilisi (c. 1 049 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Vladikavkaz (c. 317 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Nazran’ (c. 164 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ordzhonikidzevskaya (c. 71 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Gori (c. 46 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Urus-Martan (c. 41 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km ESE of Step’antsminda, Georgia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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