Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 21 km northwest of Karakhs, Lori, Armenia, on Wednesday, 4 January 1989 at 07:29 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.89°N / 44.274°E (Lori, Armenia)
Nearest volcano: Aragats (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) N of Arevashogh (pop: 2,440) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) N of Spitak (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SW of Step'anavan (Stepanavan) (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Karakhs (pop: 101,100) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) ENE of Gyumri (Shirak) (pop: 148,400) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NNW of Abovyan (Kotayk) (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Vagharshapat (Armavir) (pop: 46,500) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Ejmiatsin (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) NNW of Yerevan (pop: 1,093,500) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SSW of Tbilisi (T'bilisi, Georgia) (pop: 1,049,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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