Earthquakes in Georgia

In Georgia, there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes do not occur very frequently.

Since 1950, more than 280 people have been killed by the direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Earthquakes in Georgia since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Georgia happened on 04/29/1991 in the Dzhava, Chiatura, Ambrolauri region with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 48 km resulted in 270 deaths.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
09/06/2009Northwestern37 km6.00
04/25/2002Tbilisi21 km4.35
06/15/1991Dzhava, Tskhinvali, Ossetia20 km6.18
05/15/1991Khekheti50 km4.90
04/29/1991Dzhava, Chiatura, Ambrolauri48 km7.0270
05/13/1986Akhalkalaki, Susuz2 km5.72

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.
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