Institute of Earth Sciences and National Seismic Monitoring Centre

Through Meteo and Panshet Seismic Stations, the ISU Institute of Earth Sciences and the National Center of Seismic Monitoring carries out monitoring over magmatic activity of the Mkinvartsveri Massif. On 17 May, 2014, the events which took place in the  Amali-Devdoraki Gorge were triggered by the magmatic activity of the Mkinvartsveri that is proved by high level of seismicity. The events of August, 2014 and May 22, 2016 were caused by excessive rainfall in the short period of time that made the river overflow, with the rock avalanche on 17 May, 2014 causing the mudslide. Apparently, the rock avalanche effected the larger area. The events having occurred in the Amali-Devdoraki Gorge are complex in their nature and need a multi-parameter monitoring. In the table given below will be presented the graph of seismic activities which were recorded by Meteo Station in different months and the information about the earthquakes having hit the area in May and June. In February and March, 2016, due to the wintry weather and improper installation of the seismic station, it did not function. Consequently, micro-earthquakes were impossible to get registered. In the graph, which shows each day when the earthquake of May and June hit the area, the seismic background remains unchanged, and this can be regarded as the proof of our opinion.