1988 Armenian earthquake
The 1988 Armenian earthquake, also known as the Spitak earthquake (Armenian: Սպիտակի երկրաշարժ, Spitaki yerkrasharj), happened on December 7 at 11:41 local time with a surface wave magnitude of 6.8 and a maximum MSK intensity of X (Devastating).
The shock happened in the northern region of Armenia. Between 25,000 and 50,000 were killed and up to 130,000 were injured.
References[change | change source]
- Harutyunyan, Arpi (December 7, 2007). "Still Recovering: A visit to the 1988 "center of the epicenter"". ArmeniaNow. Archived from the original on July 10, 2020. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
- Brand, David; Blackman, Ann (December 19, 1988). "Soviet Union: When the Earth Shook – A killer quake devastates Armenia, and the West responds with unprecedented aid". Time. Retrieved August 10, 2012.(subscription required)