Earthquake of 7 December 1988, Spitak, Armenia report of the NZNSEE team visit of 1989

  • P. R. Wood GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • J. B. Berrill University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • N. R. Gillon The Wellington Regional Council, Wellington, New Zealand
  • P. J. North Murray-North Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand


Report of the NZNSEE team visit of 1989


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How to Cite
Wood, P. R., Berrill, J. B., Gillon, N. R., & North, P. J. (1993). Earthquake of 7 December 1988, Spitak, Armenia report of the NZNSEE team visit of 1989 . Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 26(3), 253-283.

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