Recorded to be one of the most devastating earthquakes in the past century. Located near a small village (Gara-Gaurdan). Reached a magnitude of 7.3 Mw on the Richter scale. Lasted only 10 seconds. Killed more than two-thirds of the population in the city.
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan now.
Ashagabat, Turkmenistan after the earthquake.