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M6.6 Southern Kyrgyzstan Earthquake, 2008


6 October 2008


SE of Nura, Osh


15:52:49 UTC 


39.515 N (NEIC)


73.768 E (NEIC)


27.6 kms (NEIC)


Mw 6.6 (NEIC); Ms 7.0 (GFZ)

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A strong earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "moderate") occurred in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan in the Osh province, on 6 October 2008 at 21:52 PM local time in Kyrgyzstan. It had a magnitude of Mw=6.6 and was followed by a Mw=5.7 aftershock within 19-minutes. Tremors were felt in many parts of Central Asia and as far as northern Pakistan.

The earthquake was centr
ed 15.5 kms SE of Nura (Osh), Kyrgyzstan,
36 kms WNW of Koktal (Xinjiang), China,
52.5 kms NNE of Karaat, Tajikistan
58 kms WSW of Uluqaat (Xinjiang), China,
77 kms ENE of Lenin Peak (Kuhistoni Badakhshan), Tajikistan,
124 kms W of Wuqia (Xinjiang), China,
141 kms SE of Osh
(Osh), Kyrgyzstan,
189 kms SE of Andhizan, Uzbekistan,
380 kms S of Bishkek (Chüy), Kyrgyzstan,
432 kms SE of Tashkent, Uzbekistan,
445 kms ENE of Dushanbe, Tajikstan,
496 kms SSW of Almaty, Kazakhstan
691 kms NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
660 kms N of Rawalpindi (Punjab), Pakistan,
612 kms N of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India

If you felt this earthquake or the earthquake on 6 October 2008 at 15:52 GMT, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire.

At least 75 people were killed and the entire village of Nura destroyed in the Alai region in southern Kyrgyzstan.
This earthquake has been felt in parts many parts of Central Asia including at at Batken, Bishkek & Osh in Kyrgyzstan, at Dushanbe & Khorog in Tajikistan, at Artux, Kashi, Simuhana & Wuqia in Xinjiang province, China, at Almaty in Kazakhstan and at Tashkent in Uzbekistan. At Osh in Kyrgyzstan, people ran outdoors when the earthquake struck but no damage occurred. In Xinjiang province, some buildings developed cracks and window panes were broken but no injuries occurred. Strong tremors were also experienced at border crossings between China and Kyrgyzstan. Tremors from this earthquake were also felt over 600 kilometres to the south at Gujjar Khan, Islamabad, Jhelum and Rawalpindi in northern Pakistan.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Geo Forschungs Zentrum, Potzdam, Germany
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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