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Members of Parliament observe moment of silence commemorating Spitak earthquake victims

Members of Parliament observe moment of silence commemorating Spitak earthquake 
victims

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. Members of Parliament held a moment of silence on Thursday to commemorate the victims of the 1988 Spitak earthquake.

The Spitak earthquake occurred on December 7, 1988 with a surface wave magnitude of 6.8 and a maximum MSK intensity of X (Devastating).

Over 25,000 people were killed and 20,000 others injured in the quake. Over half a million people became homeless. 17% of the entire housing stock of Armenia was destroyed.








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