geknoyan@bcm.tmc.edu A dreadful earthquake struck a densely populated region of Armenia on December 7, 1988. A major earthquake devastated the Armenian Republic of the Soviet Union on December 7, 1988, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries. Destructive force of 1988 earthquake was so swift that people thought the Armenian city had been bombed. The Spitak earthquake, as it became known, devastated the towns and villages of the north west of Armenia. Armenia in Crisis: The 1988 Earthquake. "The Armenian earthquake was the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet Union," said Tatul Sonentz-Papazian, who helped coordinate rescue efforts in 1988 for the Massachusetts-based Armenian Relief Society. 1988 SPITAK EARTHQUAKE (ARMENIA) A. K. BORUNOV, A. V. KOSHKARIOV, AND V. V. KANDELAKI Institute of Geography USSR Academy of Sciences Staromonetny 29, Moscow 109017, USSR ABSTRACT The Spitak earthquake, magnitude 7 on the Richter scale, which occurred on 7 December 1988 caused extensive damage throughout the area and resulted in over 25,000 deaths. On 7 December 1988 a colossal earthquake hit Armenia, leading to the deaths of 20,000 people. The Armenian earthquake catalogue used for this study had 4600 earthquakes with M≥M min =2.2 in the area bounded by 39.5° to 42°N/42.5° to 47°E. The limits of the data used and the density of the grid are dictated by the data, and have no influence on the results. On 7 December 1988 an earthquake in northern Armenia killed 25,000 and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic. The 1988 Armenian earthquake, also known as the Spitak earthquake (Սպիտակի երկրաշարժ Spitaki yerkrašarž), occurred on December 7 at 11:41 local time with a surface wave magnitude of 6.8 and a maximum MSK intensity of X (Devastating). Transcript for Dec. 8, 1988: Earthquake in Armenia This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. Up to 45,000 people have died and a further 500,000 are homeless after the devastating earthquake which ripped through Armenia, official figures revealed today. Bibliography. 523, 09-Dec-09) It was 1988. Witness speaks to Anahit Karapetian who was trapped for hours under the rubble of her school. Gyumri (Armenian: Գյումրի, pronounced ) is an urban municipal community and the second largest city in Armenia, serving as the administrative centre of Shirak Province in the northwestern part of the country. Verluise, Pierre (1995). Armenia News - … YEREVAN, DECEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. Here's what really happened with the earthquake in Armenia. On December 7, 1988, an earthquake shattered the north of Soviet Armenia. As the 25th anniversary of the Armenian Earthquake approaches, she offers us a story of disaster and relief at the end of the Cold War. Thirty-two years ago, on December 7, 1988, one of the most terrible tragedies in the modern history of Armenia took place. The 1988 Armenian earthquake, also known as the Spitak earthquake (Armenian: Սպիտակի երկրաշարժ Spitaki yerkrašarž) occurred in the northern region of Armenia (then part of the Soviet Union) on December 7 at 11:41 local time (07:41 UTC). Author information: (1)Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia 22201, USA. Now Playing: ABC News Live Prime: Friday, December 11, 2020 STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 7, ARTSAKHPRESS: At 11:41 on that day, the northern regions of the Armenian … Mit einer geschätzten Anzahl von mindestens 25.000 Toten und bis zu einer Million Obdachlosen zählt es zu den schwersten Erdbeben der letzten Jahrzehnte. Author information: (1)Renal Section, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA. 1988: Death toll rises in Armenian earthquake. Armenia earthquake 30 years on Jump to media player Two British firefighters revisit Spitak, the scene of a devastating earthquake in 1988. Aleksandr Lebed 30 Sep 20 307 0. Wreath laid in memory of 1988 earthquake victims on behalf of Armenia 2nd President . The 1988 earthquake which, 30 years ago tomorrow, destroyed the town of Spitak, and wrecked the city of Gyumri, killing more than 20,000 people in the North … Continue reading → Posted in Armenia , Armenian Earthquake 1988 , Gyumri earthquake , Spitak earthquake | 2 Comments Armenia 1988 earthquake and telemedicine: lessons learned and forgotten. Google Scholar. The 1988 Armenian earthquake, also known as the Spitak earthquake, occurred on December 7 at 11:41 local time with a surface wave magnitude of 6.8 and a maximum MSK intensity of X. Like every year, on December 7, 2020, a wreath was laid in memory of the victims of the devastating earthquake of 1988 on behalf of second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan at the monument near the Holy Savior Church in Gyumri. The Armenian earthquake of 1988 December 7: faulting and folding, neotectonics and palaeoseismicity H. Philip, H. Philip 1 Laboratoire de Tectonique, Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 05, France. At 11:41 a.m., the earthquake damaged nearly a third of the small country and destroyed the town of Spitak near the epicenter. The earthquake, he believes, forced the Soviets to accept that their system was broken – and that their isolation had to end. 13:41, 07.12.2020 . The Armenian earthquake of 1988: a milestone in the evolution of nephrology. From the point of view of homogeneous reporting this is the best catalogue we have analysed so far. It expresses the gratitude at the aid provided following the 1988 Spitak earthquake.. 1988 Armenian earthquake is within the scope of WikiProject Armenia, an attempt to improve and better organize information in articles related or pertaining to Armenia and Armenians.If you would like to contribute or collaborate, you could edit the article attached to this page or visit the project page for further information. Earthquake: A True Story of the Armenian Earthquake of 1988 | Al Efron | ISBN: 9781072848059 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian has addressed a message on the 32nd anniversary of the 1988 earthquake, the Presidential Office told Armenpress. The … Prague, 17 March 1998 (RFE/RL) -- Nearly ten years ago, on December 7, 1988, a massive earthquake rocked northwestern Armenia, killing some 50,000 inhabitants. Editor’s note: Aleksandr Lebed was a legendary Russian soldier and general who at one point in the 1990s looked like a shoe-in to unseat Yeltsin. Then-Armenian Assembly Board Chairman Hirair Hovnanian leading a delegation bringing humanitarian relief to Armenia after the 1988 earthquake WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 30th Anniversary of the Spitak Earthquake, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) remembers the thousands of lives lost and villages destroyed after a massive earthquake, registering 6.9 on the Richter Scale, struck… Nicogossian AE(1), Doarn CR. References. At 11.41 am on December 7th 1988 an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale struck the Soviet Republic of Armenia. undro 88/2687 u.s.s.r. - earthquake undro information report no. The shock occurred in the northern region of Armenia (then part of the Soviet Union) which is vulnerable to large and destructive earthquakes … The message reads: “Dear residents of Gyumri, Spitak, Vanadzor and Stepanavan, Dear compatriots, Today is the day of remembering the victims of the 1988 earthquake. Eknoyan G(1). Washington D.C.. 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