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Communist Country Earthquake



Spitak Earthquake, Armenia (USSR) ­ 1988:


Occurred 11th December 1988, In
Northern Armenia at 11:40 local time
6.8 magnitude affecting an area of 80km
The focus was 10km underground
Epicentre was 40km from Leninakan in
the south of the Caucasus' Mountains
It caused limited damages to Georgia,…

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Communist Country Earthquake


The initial response was slow from the government with lack of medical care
There were heavy criticisms of the Soviet government on the poor quality of housing
They promised to address this and build more earthquake proof buildings
5 billion rubles were set aside to deal with…

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