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1679 Armenia earthquake

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Magnitude  6.4 Ms
Casualties  7,600
Max. intensity  IX–X
1679 Armenia earthquake
Date  June 4, 1679 (1679-06-04)
Areas affected  Erivan Khanate, Persian Empire

The 1679 Armenia earthquake (also called Yerevan earthquake or Garni earthquake) took place on June 4 in the Yerevan region of Armenia, then part of the Persian Empire).

Numerous buildings were destroyed as a result of the earthquake. In Yerevan (Erivan) most notable structures were damaged. The Erivan Fortress was destroyed completely, so were the following churches: Poghos-Petros, Katoghike, Zoravor and the Gethsemane Chapel.

Furthermore, the nearby Kanaker village was completely destroyed. The classical Hellenistic Temple of Garni also collapsed. Among many churches and monasteries that were reduced to ruins were Havuts Tar, Saint Sargis Monastery of Ushi, Hovhannavank, Geghard, and Khor Virap.

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1679 Armenia earthquake Wikipedia


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