1920 Gori earthquake

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1920 Gori earthquake
1920 Gori earthquake is located in Georgia
1920 Gori earthquake
UTC time ??
ISC event
USGS-ANSS
Date * February 20, 1920 (1920-02-20)
Origin time * 11:45 UTC [1]
Local date
Local time
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]
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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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