Dvin, Armenia Earthquake of 28 December 893, Ms=6
An earthquake with magnitude of Ms=6 occurred in Dvin, Armenia on December 28, 893. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in Ararat region at the coordination of 44.6E and 40N. Due to this event, many houses and churches were destroyed and many residents lost their lives in ruins. The city of Devin and surrounding areas were severely damaged where had also faced significant damages due to an earthquake which had happened 30 years earlier. Except of about 100 houses, all others as well as the city’s cathedral were destroyed and 30,000 people were killed. There were also several triggered landslides and aftershocks during a few days later.
The most important worldwide earthquakes (M>7) on this day
|1935/12/28||2:35:31||-0.29||98.255||30||7.6||Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia||USGS|
|1940/12/28||16:37:44||18.245||147.558||15||7.7||Mariana Islands region||USGS|
|1994/12/28||12:19:23||40.525||143.419||26.5||7.8||off the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|