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Moderate earthquake hits Georgia’s eastern areas, no one hurt

May 07, 2012, 11:07 UTC+3
According to preliminary information, the quake damaged dozens of buildings
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TBILISI, May 7 (Itar-Tass) — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Georgia’s eastern districts early on Monday, a spokesman for Georgia’s national seismological service reported.

The quake’s epicenter was located 22 kilometers to the east of the town of Dedoplistskaro near the border with Azerbaijan, or 155 kilometers to the east of the capital city Tbilisi.

According to preliminary information, the quake damaged dozens of buildings. No one was hurt.

Earth tremors were felt in several other districts of Georgia, and in Tbilisi.

The previous earthquake of such magnitude was reported in Tbilisi in April 2002. It measured six points on the Richter scale.

 

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