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The earthquake struck near the place where two earthquakes occurred a few days earlier.

TBILISI, 19 Jun – Sputnik. An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 occurred 12 kilometers east of the regional center of Ninotsminda (Samtskhe-Javakheti region), near the village of Sagamo, 176 kilometers from Tbilisi, according to the website of the National Center for Seismic Monitoring.

Tremors were recorded at 21:16 local time. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 kilometers.

There were no reports of casualties or destructions.

Georgia is a country of medium seismic activity. The most powerful earthquake recorded in Georgia, with a magnitude of 7.0, occurred in 1991 in the regions of Racha and Imereti (Western Georgia). The intensity at the epicenter was 9 points. This earthquake caused the death of about 200 people, nearly 46,000 homes and 1,000 industrial facilities were destroyed.

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