RUSSIA: Titan Quake

On a night calm and cloudless, last week, Death hovered over the Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia.* To the west Mount Ararat slumbered. To the east peasants watched their flocks in the valley of Araxes, allegedly the valley created "Eden" by Jehovah. Suddenly the earth's crust moved, opened a thousand cracks and fissures throughout the great plain of Alexandropol (now Leninakan). Whirling seething earth-masses hurtled and reeled. With a roar like that of thunder, many of the stone buildings of Leninakan crashed in ruins. All electric, gas, telephone and telegraph equipment...

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