At 11:41 AM on December 7, 1988, a devastating earthquake nearly razed the Armenian cities of Spitak, Gyumri (Leninakan), and Vanadzor (Kirovakan).

December 7 – Remembrance Day of the Spitak Earthquake’s Victims in Armenia

At 11:41 AM on December 7, 1988, a devastating earthquake nearly razed the Armenian cities of Spitak, Gyumri (Leninakan), and Vanadzor (Kirovakan). Strong vibrations were felt even in Yerevan more than 100 kilometers away. The earthquake at the epicenter in the village of Nalband had a surface wave magnitude of 6.8. According to official information, …

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