Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Lori, 27 km northeast of Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia, on Wednesday, 7 December 1988 at 09:34 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Lori, 27 km northeast of Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia, on Wednesday, 7 December 1988 at 09:34 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 7 Dec 1988 09:34:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.956°N / 44.078°E (Lori, Armenia)
Nearest volcano: Akhuryan Valley (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) NE of Kamo (Shirak) (pop: 1,340) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NW of Spitak (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Step'anavan (Stepanavan) (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NE of Gyumri (Shirak) (pop: 148,400) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WNW of Karakhs (pop: 101,100) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNW of Abovyan (Kotayk) (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNW of Vagharshapat (Armavir) (pop: 46,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNW of Ejmiatsin (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NNW of Yerevan (pop: 1,093,500) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) SW of Tbilisi (T'bilisi, Georgia) (pop: 1,049,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 08 Jan 1989 13:09 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jan 1989 07:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Dec 1988 04:07 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 1988 05:36 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 1988 18:05 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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