Quake hits Georgia`s eastern part
An earthquake hit Georgia`s eastern districts at 08:40 a.m. on Monday. The magnitude 5.7 quake`s epicenter was located in Azerbaijan, some 40 kilometers from the border of Georgia.
The tremor was most felt in the town of Dedoplistskaro located close to the border of Azerbaijan and 155 kilometers to the east of the capital city Tbilisi. Several weaker aftershocks followed the major quake.
No damage or injuries were reported. Although cracks appeared on the houses being under threat of collapse in the villages of Dedoplistskaro district.
The tremor was felt in Tbilisi as well, where walls in apartments cracked in Bukhaidze and Metekhi Streets in teh old district of the city.
The quake was followed by the rain in Tbilisi. Due to the bad weather one yard was flooded in Varketili district. Traffic movement in teh yard was resumed after the drainage system was cleaned.
Weather forecasters expect the weather to clear up in the country in two days.