EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5-6 ON RICHTER SCALE AND FOLLOWED BY AFTERSHOCKS
OCCURS IN ARMENIA ON JANUARY 12
GAVAR, JANUARY 13, NOYAN TAPAN. A 3.6 magnitude earthquake measuring
5-6 on the Richter scale in the epicenter occured in Armenia – 18 km
north-west of the city of Gavar on January 12 at 12:00 local
time. According to preliminary information of the RA National Seismic
Protection Service, shocks measured 5 on the Richter scale in Gavar
and 3-4 – in Yerevan, Sevan, Artashat, Vardenis and Karchaghbyur.
A 2.8 magnitude aftershock measuring 3-4 took place at 12:55. The
earthquake measured 3 on the Richter scale in Gavar.
Aftershocks with magnitudes of 2.5 and 2,9 and measuring 3-4 occured
at 15:57 and 16:24. The earthquake measured 3 in Gavar.
A 3.2 magnitude aftershock measuring 4-5 occured at 17:49. The shock
was felt in Gavar.