The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake (Turkmen: 1948 Ашгабат ыер титремеси ; 1948 Aşgabat yer titremesi; Russian: Ашхабадское землетрясение 1948 года; Ashkhabadskoye zemletryasenie 1948 goda ) occurred on 6 October with a surface wave magnitude of 7.3 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Stevens, K 2011, 'Ashgabat earthquake (1948)', in Penuel, KB & Statler, M (eds), Encyclopedia of disaster relief, SAGE Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. The 1948 Ashgabat Earthquake Send keyboard focus to media On October 6th, 1948 at 2:17am, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred near the Turkmenistan city of Ashgabat in Russia, lasting ten seconds. Despite their efforts, 110,000 people perished. A thousand Soviet doctors, nurses and other medical personnel flooded in from Moscow and other cities to aid sufferers in what is now Turkmenistan. October 6 – 1948 Ashgabat earthquake: A 7.3 M s earthquake near Ashgabat, Soviet Turkmenistan kills 10,000–110,000. The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake (Turkmen: 1948 Ашгабат ыер титремеси; 1948 Aşgabat yer titremesi; Russian: Ашхабадское землетрясение 1948 года; Ashkhabadskoye zemletryasenie 1948 goda) occurred on 6 October with a surface wave magnitude of 7.3 … October 10 – The R-1 missile on test becomes the first Soviet launch to enter space. 19-20, viewed 20 May 2020, doi: 10.4135/9781412994064.n9. October 16 – The 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago, the oldest juried art fair in the American Midwest, is founded. The shoc In a matter of minutes, an October earthquake measuring 7.3 turned the city of Ashgabat into a pile of rubble.

Oct 6 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic Event of Interest Oct 6 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya Next 2008: Sichuan Province, China The then-Soviet outpost of Ashgabat, in Turkmenistan, went through a magnitude-7.3 quake in 1948.