YEREVAN, February 16. /ARKA/. The Ministry of Emergency Situations said on February 15 at 23:31 local time the Seismic Protection Service recorded an earthquake (aftershock) of magnitude 2.0 some 4 kilometers north-east of the village of Shorzha in the Gegharkunik region. It was the third tremor recorded on in one day in the country. The hearth was located at a depth of 10 km, the shock strength at the epicenter was 2-3 points.
The earthquake (aftershock) was felt in the villages of Shoghakat and Chambarak with 2-3 point force.
Earlier on Monday, at 22:27 local time, an earthquake (aftershock) of magnitude 3.3 was recorded 5 kilometers north-east of the village of Shorzha in the Gegharkunik region.
The hearth was located at a depth of 10 km. The push force at the epicenter was 4-5 points. The earthquake (aftershock) was felt in the Tsovagukh community and the city of Gavar with a force of 3 points, in the cities of Sevan, Abovyan, Dilijan and Ijevan – with a force of 2-3 points.
An earthquake (aftershock) of 2.3 magnitude was recorded on February 15 at 18:21 local time, 17 kilometers south of capital Yerevan.
According to the Seismic Protection Service, the hearth of the quake was located at a depth of 10 km. The thrust force at the epicenter was 3 points. The earthquake (aftershock) was felt in Yerevan with a strength of 2-3 points.
That quake (aftershock) came after a major 4.7 magnitude quake that struck Yerevan and surrounding areas on Saturday, making many residents to rush out of their homes. The earthquake’s epicenter was 8 kilometers southeast of Armenia’s capital .
According to the Armenian Ministry of Health, three people sustained minor injuries “as a consequence of panic caused by the earthquake” on Saturday
A previous quake of 4.7 earthquake struck near the Shorzha settlement on the sore of Lake Sevan on February 5. It neither resulted in casualties.