1920 Gori earthquake

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1920 Gori earthquake
1920 Gori earthquake is located in Georgia
1920 Gori earthquake
UTC time 1920-02-20 11:45
ISC event 912437
USGS-ANSS n/a
Local date February 20, 1920 (1920-02-20)
Local time 15:45 [1]
Magnitude 6.2 Ms [2]
Depth 11 km (6.8 mi) [1]
Epicenter 42°00′N 44°06′E / 42.0°N 44.1°E / 42.0; 44.1Coordinates: 42°00′N 44°06′E / 42.0°N 44.1°E / 42.0; 44.1 [1]
Areas affected Georgia
Max. intensity IX (Viloent) [1]
Casualties 114–130 [1][2]

The 1920 Gori earthquake hit the Democratic Republic of Georgia on 20 February at 15:45 local time. The shock had a surface wave magnitude of 6.2 and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Heavy damage (and between 114 and 130 deaths) affected the town of Gori and its medieval fortress.

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  1. ^ a b c d e USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey 
  2. ^ a b Ion Apostol, ed. (2008). Risk Assessment as a Basis for the Forecast and Prevention of Catastrophies. IOS Press. p. 26. ISBN 1-58603-844-3.