At the time of the disaster, children are still in school, mothers are at home and prepare lunch … A few minutes later, they will be buried under the ruins. The cities of Leninakan (30 000 inhabitants), Kirovakan (200,000 hab.) And Spitak (50,000 inhab.) Are almost completely destroyed. The affected areas are very large and the population density is very high. This earthquake is one of the deadliest of the century.