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Medium-Magnitude Quake Jolts Yerevan, Triggers Brief Panic

A medium-magnitude earthquake jolted Yerevan and surrounding areas on Thursday, triggering a brief panic among the population. According to Armenia’s National Seismic Protection Service (NSPC), the quake measured 3.6 on the Richter scale at its epicenter near Garni, a big village about 20 kilometers east of the capital. The agency said it caused no casualties and devastation.