MOSCOW (Public Radio of Armenia)—Filming is underway in Moscow for “Earthquake,” a new film about the devastating 1988 earthquake in Armenia, which claimed several thousand lives, TASS reports.
Filming is underway in Moscow for the “Earthquake” – a movie about the devastating 1988 earthquake in Armenia, which claimed several thousand lives, reports.
The 1988 Armenian earthquake, also known as the Spitak earthquake (: ) occurred in the northern region of (then part of the ) on December 7 at 11:41 local time (07:41 ). The earthquake measured 6.8 on the scale and had a maximum perceived intensity of X () on the . The region that the earthquake occurred is vulnerable to occasional large and destructive earthquakes and is part of a larger active seismic belt that stretches from the Alps to the Himalayas. Activity in the area is associated with interaction and the source of the event was a slip of a thrust fault just to the north of Spitak.