A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tqibuli in Georgia on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/15 / 2015-11-18 01:17:49 / November 18, 2015 @ 1:17 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.36 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:17:49 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 43.028° East, latitude 42.4619° North, depth = 7.36 km. Id of earthquake: us10003zte. Event ids that are associated: us10003zte.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Kutaisi (c. 178 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ts’khinvali (c. 30 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Samtredia (c. 28 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Khashuri (c. 27 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Senak’i (c. 27 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Zestap’oni (c. 25 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Georgia (c. 4 630 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Senak’i, Ts’khinvali, Agara.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km N of Tqibuli, Georgia.
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