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Moderate Quake Strikes Off Coast of Georgia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 23 Dec.'12 / 18:06

A 5.7- magnitude earthquake hit in the Black Sea more than 30-km from the Georgian coast at about 5:31pm local time, according to the Georgian Seismic Monitoring Center (GSMC).

Tremors were also felt in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, more than 300 kilometers away from the Black Sea coast. There were no reports of major destruction, but reports from Adjara say that some houses close to the sea coast were damaged.

According to the U.S. National Earthquake Information Center, which measured the magnitude at 5.8, the earthquake hit 46 km in south-west of Ochamchire, a town in the breakaway Abkhazia and 62 km north-west of Georgian port of Poti.

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