(Itar-Tass) - A series of powerful earthquakes occurred in central Armenia on Friday.
The first tremor measuring between five and six points on the Richter scale was registered at about midday local time (11:00 Moscow time), an official at the National Seismic Protection Service told.
The earthquake epicenter was located 18 kilometers southwest of the regional center of Gavar (former city of Kamo), not far from Sevan Lake shore, reports Trend.
The earthquake with a magnitude of 3-4 points occurred in Yerevan and in some other Armenian cities and towns.
Seismologists registered aftershocks at 12:55 p.m., 03:57 p.m. and 04:24 p.m. local time. Their epicenter was located 19 kilometers southwest of Gavar.
The quakes were measuring between three and four points. In Gavar, the tremors measured three points.
There were no immediate reports on casualties or damage.