An earthquake occurred in a country popular with Russians in the Caucasus

An earthquake occurred in a country popular among Russians in the Caucasus

An earthquake was recorded in a country where many Russian tourists went to wait out difficult times abroad: an earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in Georgia over the weekend – not very a strong earthquake, but it tickled everyone's nerves.

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Center, the earthquake occurred at 21:14 local time (20:14 Moscow time). The magnitude was recorded at 4.4 points, however, not in the tourist area – near the village of Sameba, Kvemo Kartli region.

According to the agency, the epicenter was located 25 km southwest of the city of Dmanisi. The source of the earthquake lay at a depth of 10 km. There is no information about casualties and destruction.

OUR REFERENCE: the strength of earthquakes is expressed on the Richter scale, based on the assessment of the energy of seismic waves generated during tectonic shifts and causing the earthquake itself. The Richter magnitude scale was developed in 1935 by Charles F. Richter of the California Institute of Technology as a mathematical device for comparing the strength of earthquakes. It is important that the scale uses a logarithmic scale, which means that each increase in the value of an integer represents a tenfold increase in the measured amplitude. Thus, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale will cause 10 times more violent shaking of the earth's crust than an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0. Theoretically, the Richter scale has no upper limit, but in practice, earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 8.6 have never been recorded – this was the magnitude on the Richter scale for the earthquake in Chile in 1960. The instantaneous magnitude of this event was 9.5. Earthquakes are conditionally divided into several groups according to their power and degree of destructiveness:

2.0 – the weakest tremors felt by a person;
4.5 – the weakest tremors, leading to minor damage;
6.0 – moderate destruction on the surface;
8.5 is the strongest earthquake known.

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