Wednesday, September 11 2019 11:33
Asya Balayan

Emergencies Ministry reports a decrease in seismic activity after the  earthquake in Shirak region

Emergencies Ministry reports a decrease in seismic activity after the  earthquake in Shirak region

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. 

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