Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Lori, 42 km northeast of Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia, on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:35 pm (GMT +4) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Lori, 42 km northeast of Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia, on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:35 pm (GMT +4) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Lori, 42 km northeast of Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia, on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:35 pm (GMT +4)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 May 19:38 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
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Update Sun, 1 May 2022, 19:45
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Vanadzor, Lori, Armenia
4.9 quake ARMENIA May 1, 2022 11:35 pm (GMT +4)
4.9 quake ARMENIA May 1, 2022 11:35 pm (GMT +4)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 9 minutes ago 42 km northwest of Vanadzor, Armenia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 2 km beneath the epicenter near Vanadzor, Lori, Armenia, late at night on Sunday, May 1st, 2022, at 11:35 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Tashir (pop. 7,300) located 5 km from the epicenter.
In Step'anavan (pop. 23,800) located 19 km from the epicenter, and Spitak (pop. 15,100) 33 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Vanadzor (pop. 101,100) located 42 km from the epicenter, Gyumri (pop. 148,400) 49 km away, Tbilisi (pop. 1,049,500) 80 km away, Hrazdan (pop. 40,800) 84 km away, Sevan (pop. 17,100) 88 km away, Ashtarak (pop. 18,800) 93 km away, and Yerevan (pop. 1,093,500) 108 km away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 1, 2022 19:35:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:35 pm (GMT +4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.9
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.1318°N / 44.0732°E (Lori, Armenia)
Antipode41.132°S / 135.927°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt353 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanounnamed (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities18 km (11 mi) W of Tashir (pop: 7,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) WNW of Step'anavan (Stepanavan) (pop: 23,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Spitak (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) NNE of Gyumri (Shirak) (pop: 148,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) NW of Vanadzor (pop: 101,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) SW of Tbilisi (T'bilisi, Georgia) (pop: 1,049,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) NW of Hrazdan (Kotayk) (pop: 40,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) NNW of Ashtarak (Aragatsotn) (pop: 18,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) NW of Sevan (Gegharkunik) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) NNW of Yerevan (pop: 1,093,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 8°C (46 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.910 km15 Km WSW of Metsavan, ArmeniaUSGS
4.610 kmGeorgia: Northwestern CaucasusGFZ
4.910 kmArmenia: Northwestern CaucasusRaspberryShake
4.55 kmArmenia: ERMENISTANKOERI-RETMC
4.910 kmARMENIAEMSC

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Tbilisi (87.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : I was on the bed and felt a slight shake, i wasnt moving and neither was my wife but the bed was shaking. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Армения Гюмри (39.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Я лежала и вдруг кровать пошатнулась , я сразу взглянула на люстру, она качалась . Я встала с кровати и выбежала из комнаты к родным . | One user found this interesting.  
Tbilsi (88.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Shake and our chandelier was moving | 2 users found this interesting.  
Avlabari, Tbilisi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I was on the sofa, and suddenly heard a noise and floor was shaking. Initially was a mild one, thought like some vehicle was moving in nearby road but soon later 3 sec after it was quite severe like the noise and tremors were felt. | One user found this interesting.  
Courtyard marriott tbilisi (87.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was in a hotel room next to window. Heard creaking from accross the hall and for a second had a feeling as building might be collapsing  
Tbilisi (96.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : It was late at night, my mother and brother were in beds, i was doing my homework and i felt i was shaking horizontal, i ran to my mum and she felt too. It was really hard moment, plus it was raining hard outside and we were so scared  
Tbilisi (87.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was laying down, i had one foot on the floor, dont recall if it was horizontal or vertical, it was somewhat weak vibration but strong enough to feel and notice, had some things make sound  
Saburtalo, Tbilisi, Georgia, 9th floor (87.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s : First the more significant single lateral shake, followed by 10-15 seconds of lateral light swinging (door was moving 1-2 centimeters)  
Tbilisi (87.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was laying in bed and suddenly felt a bump as if somebody kicked the wall and then my bed started swinging is if it was a top bunk bed. It was a third floor.  
Tbilisi (86.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was sitting on a sofa, the wall behind the sofa started shaking as well as sofa with me. It lasted about 3-4 seconds  
Tbilisi (88 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Сидел на кровати. Качнуло 7 этажный дом. Родственики с соседних улиц подтвердили  
Georgia, Tbilisi, Saburtalo district, Alexander Ka (86.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Georgia, Tbilisi, Saburtalo district, Alexander Kazbegi street. I was on a bed on my mobile phone in an apartment in 10th floor, and suddenly I felt shaken. Pretty sure it was an external cause likely an quake, and not caused by my body's or head's reacti  
Тбилиси (93.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Двигалась кровать , бутылки на подоконнике раскачались  
Tbilisi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : В старом доме задребезжал сервант, тряслась кровать. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tbilisi (87.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was lying on the couch and it felt like I was rocking in a hammock. | One user found this interesting.  
gyumri (39.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : quite significant shaking and long in duration | One user found this interesting.  
Ахалкалаки / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Сначала трясло как будто фундамент дома (частный дом) толчком идёт в одну сторону, а стены в другую.  
Ташир / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 30-60 s : Долгие, подземные толчки, сначала слабые потом сильные затем ещё долгие слабые. По описанию, лёгкая тряска  
Vanadzor / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : House made a cracking sound, my bed has shaked once and lights were shaking. I even couldn't understand first what happened  
Yerevan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was about to sleep when I noticed that my bed was swinging. I yelled if it was an earthquake and my family members confirmed it from different rooms.  
Тбилиси. / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging : Скрип двери и короткие толчки,раскачивалась люстра и высокий цветок раскачивался.  
saburtalo, tbilisi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : up about 4 inches and then 3 inches to the right before returning to ground level...but the right shift maybe only returned an inch  
Tbilisi (89.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Navtlughi (88.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Шаталась мебель, стены дома даже на седьмом этаже  
Navtlughi (88.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Шаталась мебель, стены дома даже на седьмом этаже  
Tbilisi (87.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Tbilisi (87.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Tbilisi, marjenishvili 37 (88.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Light shake  
Tbilisi, Georgia (Gldani neighborhood) (96.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Few seconds of quick horizontal waves/rattles.  
Tbilisi (87.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Tbilisi (93.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
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