Earthquake Damage Assessed in Vardenis Region

VARDENIS (Armenpress)–An earthquake with a magnitude of 4–was registered on Monday morning by Armenian seismic stations 25 km south of the town of Vardenis on the Armenian-Azeri border. It shook the Armenian settlemen’s of Sodk–Tretuk–Azat–and Norabak.

Preliminary reports revealed there was structural damage–but no casualties. Three cows were killed in village of Azat after the roof of a stable made of earth collapsed. Dozens of houses–also made of earth–sustained damage.

A strong earthquake also shook eastern Turkey on Monday–damaging buildings and injuring at least 11 people–two days after another quake in the region.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 with an epicenter in rural Bingol province. It toppled several buildings that had been badly damaged in Saturday’s tremor that registered at 5.7–according to officials.


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