Powerful earthquake hits Yerevan
An earthquake took place in Yerevan. The epicenter of the tremors was located 8 kilometers southeast of the Armenian capital, the focus lay at a depth of 10 kilometers. In the epicentre, the strength of the earthquake was 6-7 points, in Yerevan - 5-6 points.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, about 46 aftershocks were recorded. Due to the persistence of aftershock activity, rescuers recommended the population to stay in the open area.
According to witnesses, the earthquake was so strong that goods fell off the shelves in stores and furniture - in homes. There was minor damage to residential buildings - cracks on the walls and broken glass. The cladding fell from some buildings, Sputnik Armenia informs. In addition, interruptions in cellular communication and the Internet were recorded.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of Armenia, as a result of the emergency, a resident of Yerevan received minor bruises.
According to the press secretary of the Metsamor NPP Anna Baghdasaryan, the facility was not damaged. "We have established contact with the Armenian nuclear power plant. Everything is fine. There is no reason for concern," she said.