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Kyrgyzstan Earthquake Kills 72

Posted by feww on October 6, 2008

Deadly earthquake razes village in Kyrgyzstan

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Kyrgyzstan Sunday, killing about 72 people, injuring many and destroying dozens of buildings in the southern province of Osh.

The area most affected was the village of Nura, a mountainous area close to the border with China, where according to the Emergency Minister, everything was destroyed, reports said.

Magnitude 6.6 – Kyrgyzstan Quake

Magnitude: 6.6
Date-Time: Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 15:52:49 UTC [October 05, 2008 at 09:52:49 PM at epicenter]
Location: 39.515°N, 73.768°E
Depth:    27.6 km (17.2 miles) set by location program
Region: KYRGYZSTAN
Distances:

  • 50 km (30 miles) NNE of Karakul, Tajikistan
    60 km (35 miles) ESE of Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan
    145 km (90 miles) SE of Osh, Kyrgyzstan
    435 km (270 miles) ENE of DUSHANBE, Tajikistan

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 3.5 km (2.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
Source : USGS NEIC
Event ID: us2008xuay

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,75°E



Global reference map. Source of above images: USGS


Map of Kyrgyzstan


Tian Shan Mountain Range Viewed from Kyrgyzstan
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Credit: Andrzej Barabasz (Chepry) – Permission: CC-BY-SA-2.5 – Source: Wikimedia

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One Response to “Kyrgyzstan Earthquake Kills 72”

  1. Wow! That is terrible. I hope no more will be found.

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