Magnitude 3.7 Earthquake Struck 4 km SSE of Mets Masrik, Armenia on April 29, 2008 05:20:36

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:35:44

On April 29, 2008 05:20:36 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.7 on the richter scale hit 4 km SSE of Mets Masrik, Armenia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 45.793° and latitude 40.184°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on April 29, 2008 05:20:36 had a magnitude of 3.7 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Mets Masrik in Gegharkunik Province, Armenia, located 4 kilometers or 2 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Vardenis (Gegharkunik Province, Armenia) located 5 km (3 mi) ↙ SW and Akunk’ (Gegharkunik Province, Armenia) located 6 km (3 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 70 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
4 km (2 mi) ↖ NW Mets Masrik Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
5 km (3 mi) ↙ SW Vardenis Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
6 km (3 mi) ↙ SW Akunk’ Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Tsovak Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
17 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Geghamasar Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Karchaghbyur Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
22 km (14 mi) → E Kerbakhiar Kalbajar District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Tsovinar Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Vardenik Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Astghadzor Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Vaghashen Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Jermuk Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Verkhniy Dashkesan Dashkasan District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Arıqıran Gədəbəy 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
43 km (26 mi) ↑ N Kyadabek Gədəbəy 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
43 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Karanlukh Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Nerk’in Getashen Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Böyük Qaramurad Gədəbəy 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Arıqdam Gədəbəy 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
45 km (27 mi) ↑ N Yukhary-Dashkesan Dashkasan District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Verin Getashen Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Martuni Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Madina Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Lichk’ Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Novosaratovka Gədəbəy 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
51 km (31 mi) ← W Vardadzor Yerevan 🇦🇲 Armenia
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Yeghegis Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
51 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Dzoragyugh Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
51 km (31 mi) ← W Yeranos Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Tsovasar Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
54 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Vahan Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
55 km (34 mi) ← W Lanjaghbyur Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Vernashen Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
56 km (34 mi) ← W Noratus Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Shatin Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
57 km (35 mi) ← W Sarukhan Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Gladzor Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Malishka Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Chambarak Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
59 km (37 mi) ← W Gavarr Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
59 km (37 mi) ← W Gandzak Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Vayk’ Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
61 km (37 mi) ↓ S Yeghegnadzor Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Getap’ Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Agarakadzor Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
63 km (39 mi) ← W Drakhtik Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Çobansığnaq Tovuz District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Çatax Tovuz District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Yelenendorf Goygol District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Aghavnadzor Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Zarrit’ap’ Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
67 km (42 mi) ← W Lchap’ Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Angeghakot’ Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Shaghat Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
70 km (43 mi) ← W Tsovazard Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
70 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Rrind Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Ganja Ganja 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Areni Vayots Dzor Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Zangakatun Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Brrnakot’ Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Hats’avan Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Akner Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
85 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Verishen Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Shahbuz Rayon Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Goris Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Şahbuz Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Oğlanqala Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
93 km (57 mi) ↓ S Çalxanqala Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Shinuhayr Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
104 km (65 mi) ↓ S Qıvraq Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 3 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
59 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Spandaryan Hydro 76.0 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Shamb Hydro 170.0 MW
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Tatev Hydro 158.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 1 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.7 earthquake that struck 4 km SSE of Mets Masrik, Armenia on April 29, 2008 05:20:36. These types were Hydro power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 3.7 Earthquake Struck 4 km SSE of Mets Masrik, Armenia on April 29, 2008 05:20:36
Date and Time
2008-04-29 05:20:36 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.7 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
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