23:05 GMT01 March 2021
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    According to witness accounts, the quake disrupted mobile phone connections and the internet.

    A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck 13 kilometres south of Yerevan, Armenia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported on Saturday. The quake was registered at 11:29:24.3 UTC at a depth of 2 kilometres.

    Local emergency services, however, said the tremor was registered at a depth of 10 kilometres. Forty six aftershock have been registered since the quake hit, they added.

    According to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, one house was damaged in Yerevan and one citizen slightly injured.

    Sputnik Armenia said residents of high-rise apartment buildings evacuated their blocks after the aftershocks. They were advised to stay outside by the authorities.

     

     

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