Minor earthquake occurred near the Armenian NPP

March 11, 2013. Earthquake magnitude 2.5 occurred on Monday at 15.11 (local time coincides with Moscow), 15 km north of the Armenian town of Armavir, the agency "Novosti-Armenia" reports referring to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic.

"The strength of the tremors in the epicenter was 3 points. Hypocenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 10 kilometers, "- said in a statement.

The press service noted that pushes the power of 2-3 points were felt also in the town of Metsamor, where the ANPP.

Nuclear power plant was commissioned in 1980 and stopped in March 1989 pocle Cpitakskogo earthquake in December 1988 that killed 25,000 people. Re-launched in November 1995 in connection with an acute energy crisis in the country.

Two power stations are equipped with Russian VVER-440 first generation. First block currently stopped. Second block power of 407.5 MW generates an average of 40% to 50% of the electricity produced in RA. According to experts, the station can operate until 2016.

Source: RIA Novosti

Like this post? Please share to your friends: