The Most Seismically Active Region of Georgia Rocked by Earthquake Again
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3,5 took place today in the most seismically active region of Georgia, Ratcha, in the Oni city. The Georgia News reports it referring to the materials of the Earth Research Institute of Tbilisi. According to the scientists, the earthquake shocks were registered at 12.43 local time. According to the seismologists, it is the fourth earthquake in this region during the recent week.
Thus, two earthquake shocks were registered near the Zudali village in the Oni District last Monday. Their magnitude was 3,2 and 3,4. On 30 April an earthquake was registered in the Oni District, near the Psori village, with a magnitude of 3,3. In addition, the night before last Wednesday some earthquake shocks with a magnitude of 3 were also registered in the Tsalki District of Eastern Georgia.
"The fact that earthquakes have become more frequent in Ratcha recently does not mean anything. No forecasts on the expected earthquakes can be made in this connection. Ratcha is a seismically active area, some earthquake shocks happen there from time to time", believe the scientists.
In their words, though the latest earthquake did not cause any destruction, it was already quite perceptible.
Let us remind you that the most violent earthquake with a magnitude of 7 happened in the Georgian territory in 1991 in the regions of Ratcha and Imereti in the Western part of the country. The shock intensity in the epicenter was 9 points. 200 people became victims of the natural calamities then. About 46.000 residential buildings and about a thousand of industrial units were destroyed.