Magnitude 4.3 earthquake shakes Armenia’s north

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake shakes Armenia’s north

PanARMENIAN.Net - A Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit the surroundings of Spitak, a town in the north of Armenia, on Wednesday, June 6.

In the epicenter, the earthquake was about 10 kilometers deep and was measured 5-6 on the MSK scale in the cities of Spitak and Vanadzor, 3-4 in Gyumri, and 3 in Yerevan.

According to the locals, the quake was a short one but they nonetheless felt it.

A devastating earthquake hit the northwestern regions of the country 29 years ago on December 7 and leveled the cities of Spitak and Gyumri, as well as about 60 villages, leaving at least 25,000 people dead, 100,000 wounded and 500,000 homeless.

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