A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8 points happened in Georgia and South Ossetia

In Georgia, there was a strong earthquake with magnitude 8. The quake was located at a depth of 10 km at 155 km north-west of Tbilisi in Ambrolauri region of the region of Racha-Lechkhumi, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Hydrometeorological Center of Georgia. Power of tremors in Tbilisi was 5 points.

Earlier Tuesday, Reuters reported on the earthquake magnitude 6.2, with reference to the National U.S. Geological Survey.

Damage caused by the earthquake, while not specified. According to the General Directorate on duty patrolling the Georgian Interior Ministry in the capital, information on casualties and damage have been reported yet, ITAR-TASS.

On the territory of South Ossetia, about 03:00 8 September to Moscow time, as there were an earthquake. According to the republican Ministry of Emergency Situations of the victims and destruction caused by earthquakes there. In Tskhinvali, immediately after the earthquake, power failure, but soon the town had electricity restored.

"The earthquake happened somewhere at 02:45. Ten minutes later the stimulus was repeated. Until we find out where the epicenter of the earthquake, but in my opinion, destruction and victims should not" - told reporters the first deputy head of the Emergencies Ministry in South Ossetia Sergey Sanakoyev. In his view, the earthquake in South Ossetia by force of up to 5 points.

"All residents of South Ossetia spilled out into the street and is now afraid to return home because of the threat of recurrence of tremors," - noted Sanakoev.

He added that in North Ossetia did not feel the earthquake.

In South Ossetia, according to preliminary data, the victims and destructions.

8 September 2009 | earthquake, georgia, south ossetia

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