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Earthquake in Georgia: no victims, no destruction

2008-12-31 11:34

In Tsalendzhikhi district (West Georgia) on December 30th Richter magnitude 4.3 earthquake took place, ITAR TASS informs alluding to the seismologist service of Georgia.


According to the service, the epicenter was about 15 kilometers away from the Inguri hydro power station dam, near Chkavaleri of Tsalendhikhsk district. There the magnitude reached 4. Earth tremor was felt several times.

According to tentative messages, no victims and no destruction caused.

According to the seismologist service, it was the earthquake of medium magnitude, the tremor was felt by people of Tsalendzhikhi and Chorotsdkui, Mestia districts, 40-50 kilometers away from the epicenter, whrer the shock was approximately Richter magnitude 3.

According to the service representative, the earthquake was no threat for the power station, constructed to survive even Richter magnitude 9 earthquake.

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