On November 8, at 02:47 local time (at 22:47 by GMT) the RA MES Seismic Protection Survey Seismological Network registered an earthquake at the northern latitude of 37.820 and eastern longitude of 48.340 geographic coordinates (45 km South-West from Ardabil city, Iran, 210 km South-East from Meghry town of the RA) with 5.9 magnitude and 10 km depth.
The tremor measured magnitude 8-9 at the epicenter area.
The earthquake was felt in Kapan, Meghry and Goris towns of Syunik Province of the RA at 4, in Yeghegnadzor and Vayk towns of Vayots Dzor Province at 3-4, in Ararat town of Ararat Province and in Yerevan at 3 magnitudes.
More precise information about victims and casualties is being obtained.
According to ''РИАНовости'' news agency there were 5 victims and 120 casualties as a result of the earthquake.
11:08 November 08, 2019