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December 1988 Leninakan-Spitak-Kirovakan, Armenia Images

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook northwestern Armenia, and was followed four minutes later by a magnitude 5.8 aftershock. The earthquakes affected an area 80 kilometers in diameter. This set includes damage photographs taken in and around the devastated cities of Spitak and Leninakan, where 25,000 deaths occurred. Location: Northwestern Armenian SSR, 18 kilometers north northwest of Spitak. Damage: $14.2 billion. Fifteen thousand were injured and 517,000 lost their homes. The death toll (25,000) could have been much worse had it not been for the heroic rescue of 15,000 who were pulled from the rubble.

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Metadata Date September 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 1, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NGDC MGG Hazard Photos

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Metadata Date September 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 1, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: December 1988 Leninakan-Spitak-Kirovakan, Armenia Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date], Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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