• 1988 Nepal earthquake
  • 1988 Nepal earthquake
  • On 7 December 1988 an earthquake in northern Armenia killed 25,000 and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
  • YEREVAN, DECEMBER 10, ARMENPRESS. A ceremony in commemoration of 1988 Spitak earthquake innocent victims was held in Batumi on December 7.

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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.

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Significant Earthquakes of the World 1988 - USGS

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.