earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "moderate")
mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan in the Osh province,
on 6 October
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 centred
15.5 kms SE of Nura (Osh), Kyrgyzstan,
36 kms WNW of Koktal (Xinjiang),
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
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),
660 kms N of Rawalpindi (Punjab), Pakistan,
612 kms N of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India.
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At least 75 people were killed and the entire village of Nura
destroyed in the Alai region in southern
This earthquake has
been felt in parts many parts of Central Asia including at at
Batken, Bishkek & Osh in Kyrgyzstan, at Dushanbe & Khorog in
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
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Zentrum, Potzdam, Germany
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