May 4, 1991 |
Two aftershocks from a severe earthquake set off landslides Friday that killed at least three people in the mountains of Soviet Georgia. At least 114 people died in Monday's quake and its aftermath, the official Tass news agency reported. The temblor also injured 300, left 70 missing and 67,000 homeless in the southern republic, it said. An unconfirmed report by Soviet television news said the final toll may reach 300 dead and 1,000 injured.
April 19, 1991 |
An earthquake shook the Soviet Central Asian republic of Tadzhikistan on Thursday, causing some fatalities, the official Tass news agency said. It said the quake, registering between 6 and 7 on the 12-point Soviet scale at its epicenter, 80 miles from the capital of Dushanbe, also damaged or destroyed 100 buildings. The agency gave no figure for the number of people killed.
July 18, 1990 |
An avalanche, apparently triggered by a mild earthquake, swept 40 climbers from five nations to their deaths in Soviet Central Asia in one of the world's worst mountaineering disasters, a Soviet official said. The 27 Soviets, six Czechoslovaks, four Israelis, two Swiss and one Spaniard were camped on a ledge known as the "frying pan" about 19,500 feet up in the Pamir Mountains. Friday's avalanche struck on the slopes of 23,456-foot Lenin Peak.
June 1, 1990 |
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook metropolitan Mexico City early Thursday, sending frightened residents into the streets but causing no reported serious injuries or major damage. At the same time, dozens of strong aftershocks rocked jungle villages in northern Peru, where civil defense officials announced that the death toll had risen to 135 in a 6.3 magnitude quake that struck the area late Tuesday.
December 5, 1989 |
A moderate earthquake was recorded in the Kirghizia republic near the town of Osh, 1,600 miles southeast of Moscow, the Tass news agency said Monday. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1989
American rescue teams that flew to Soviet Armenia in the aftermath of December's devastating earthquake were honored in Los Angeles on Saturday at a luncheon sponsored by a Glendale-based Armenian earthquake relief organization. More than 200 people attended the event at the Century Plaza Hotel, organized by the Earthquake Relief Fund for Armenia, which has raised more than $3 million for earthquake relief efforts. Among those honored at the luncheon were U.S. Air Force Capt.