ArmInfo. The Ministry of Emergencies of Armenia presented data on the seismological situation after the strong earthquake that occurred in the north of the country yesterday. The agency reports that at the moment all aftershocks following the earthquake are weaker than the first shock, therefore, it can be concluded that seismic activity has reduced.
The territorial seismic protection service, according to the current regulations, continues to carry out round- the-clock duty and seismic monitoring. It is noted that medium-sized earthquakes are common for Javakhk region of Georgia.
According to the report, analysis of multistage monitoring data shows that, in all likelihood, sharp changes in the tension field are not expected. ''The seismic mode is under control, and additional information will be provided on further development'', the report reads.
According to information received by the Ministry of Emergencies, at the moment, according to preliminary data, there are no casualties and damage in the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
To recall, on September 10 at 8:22pm, the seismological network of the National Seismic Protection Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations recorded an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 in the border zone of Armenia and Georgia, 12 km north-east of the village of Bavra. The strength of the shocks at the epicenter reached 6-7 points. The magnitude of the earthquake was 4.8. The earthquake focus was at a depth of 10 km. Shocks were felt in Shirak, Lori, Tavush, Aragatsotn, Armavir and Yerevan. The earthquake was followed by about 30 aftershocks, magnitude from 1.8 to 3.7.