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Moderate Quake in Eastern Georgia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 May.'12 / 09:31

5.7-magnitude earthquake with epicenter in Azerbaijan, close to the Georgian border, sent tremors across the eastern part of Georgia, including to capital Tbilisi at 08:40am local time on Monday, according to the Georgian Seismic Monitoring Center (GSMC).

GSMC of the Tbilisi-based Ilia State University said, that epicenter of the earthquake was in Azerbaijan, about 25 kilometers from the Georgian border.

Azerbaijan's Seismic Survey Center also reported that the epicenter was in Zaqatala district of Azerbaijan, but it put the magnitude at 5.5.  

According to the U.S. National Earthquake Information Center quake at the epicenter in Azerbaijan was 5.6. 

GSMC initially put the magnitude of the earthquake at 5.8 and indicated Georgia's village of Zemo Kedi in Dediplistskaro district as its epicenter.

Azerbaijani news agencies are reporting that the quake caused cracks in the buildings and damaged houses in the epicenter and surrounding areas. No casualties are reported. No damage was reported from Georgia’s Dedoplistskaro district.

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