A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Och’amch’ire in Georgia. Exact location of event, depth 12.68 km, 40.8922° East, 42.5349° North. Id of earthquake: us10006rff. Event ids that are associated: us10006rff. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.68 km (8 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:27:36 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 19:27:36 / September 21, 2016 @ 7:27 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Sokhumi (c. 81 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Zugdidi (c. 73 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from P’ot’i (c. 47 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Stantsiya Novyy Afon (c. 26 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tqvarch’eli (c. 17 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Och’amch’ire (c. 15 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Georgia (c. 4 630 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khobi, Bich’vinta, Zugdidi (min 5000 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 have been detected nearby. 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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