Two earthquakes rocked Soviet Georgia Friday, setting off landslides that killed at least three people and leveled three villages already damaged by a strong quake this week, authorities said.

Friday's temblors struck in the same remote region where Monday's quake, which measured 7.1 on the Richter scale, killed at least 81 people, wounded 500 and left 80,000 homeless.Soviet authorities could not provide Richter readings for Friday's quakes.

Ground movement and landslides leveled the already-damaged Caucasus Mountain villages of Chordi, Ire and Tsedisi, said Archil Kostava, the top administrative official in Kutaisi, the closest city to the quake zone.