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Strong Earthquake Strikes N of Karakul Impact Crater

Posted by feww on June 26, 2016


M6.4 quake strikes Kyrgyzstan, 40km North of Karakul impact crater, Pamir Mountains

Centered at 39.487°N, 73.325°E the event occurred at a depth of 15.5km, USGS/EHP reported.

The event was preceded by a significant aftershock, measuring 5.0Mw and centered at 36.540°N, 70.084°E [20km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan,] and at a depth of 215.1km.

NOTE: Karakul [Qarokul, or Siob, Tajik for “black lake,”] is a lake located within a 52-km-diameter impact crater in the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan.

Diagnostics available from BEACONS [CJ Members.]

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Tajikistan

Posted by feww on December 7, 2015

M7.2 quake strikes Gorno-Badakhshan, Pamir Mountains

Centered at 38.258°N, 72.767°E, about 105km W of sparsely populated Murghob, the quake occurred at a depth of 26km, reported USGS/EHP.

The event was followed by at least half dozen aftershocks, including one in as far away as Kyrgyzstan, as of posting.

  • 4.9 69km SW of Karakul, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 11:48:03 UTC 39.1 km
  • 4.6 103km W of Murghob, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 10:34:26 UTC 31.4 km
  • 5.4 51km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 10:04:59 UTC 23.7 km
  • 4.8 56km SW of Karakul, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 09:24:57 UTC 34.9 km
  • 4.8 52km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 08:55:51 UTC 29.6 km
  • 5.5 29km SSE of Chayek, Kyrgyzstan 2015-12-07 08:30:57 UTC 26.1 km
  • 4.8 108km W of Murghob, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 08:24:15 UTC 45.2 km
  • 7.2 105km W of Murghob, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 07:50:06 UTC 26.0 km

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Significant Quakes Strike Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, Tonga, Tajikistan

Posted by feww on May 20, 2015

M6.7 quake strikes Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

Centered at 54.359°S, 132.158°W the quake occurred at a depth of 10.2 km (6.3 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Location: 54.359°S, 132.158°W depth=10.2 km (6.3 mi)
Time: 2015-05-19 15:25:21 (UTC)

Other Significant Quakes

  • M5.5, 28km ESE of Roghun, Tajikistan 2015-05-20 03:31:42 UTC depth=11.2 km
  • M6.0, 128km WNW of Pangai, Tonga 2015-05-20 00:30:51 UTC depth=180.3 km
  • M5.8, 100km SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu 2015-05-19 13:54:55 UTC depth=50.0 km

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Landslides Leave 55 Dead or Missing in Tajikistan

Posted by feww on May 8, 2010

Landslide and floods triggered by torrential rains kill at least 15, leave 40 missing, cause $100million damage

Torrential rains caused the Tebalei River to burst its banks resulting in widespread flooding and landslides, destroying 12 bridges, severely damaging at least 1,500 residential units in several districts of the southern Khatlon region. Many roads were destroyed by the floodwater, which also inundated fields and devastated 2,500 hectares of crop fields.

“Preliminary reports estimate the damage at over 100 million dollars. Russian servicemen from a Russian military base deployed in Tajikistan are rendering assistance in rescue operations.” Moscow Times reported.

US Govt Political Map of Tajikistan. Approximate location of the affected area is marked by Fire-Earth.

The causalities from flooding and mudslides in Tajikistan stands at 15 dead, with 40 people still missing, the republic’s Emergencies Ministry said in a statement.

Up to 100 people are believed to have been injured, and many others are reported on rooftops awaiting evacuation.

The area was devastated by a large quake measuring 8.0Mw, which struck on October 21, 1907 killing an estimated 12,000 people.

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May 2009 Mudslides

Posted by msrb on May 16, 2009

Mudslides: Deadly Natural Hazards Enhanced by Human Activity

Large scale mudslides caused by heavy rainfalls yesterday damaged at least 200 homes in three villages in  Khatlon’s Khuroson district in southwester Tajikistan.

The authorities have been unable to assess the extent of damage caused by the disaster as most parts of  the villages are buried in the mud avalanche.

Mudslides hit three villages in Khuroson. Photo: Asia-Plus. Image may be subject to copyright.

“District hospital # 2 located in the settlement of Uyali was seriously damaged by the powerful mudslide and it currently does not work. All patients from this hospital have been evacuated to Qurghon Teppa and the central district hospital in the administrative center of Khuroson. A temporary camp for the mudslide-affected people has been set up.” Asia Plus reported.

“The source noted that mudslides had hit a number of other districts in Khatlon as well. Thus, seven residential buildings were damaged in the village of Pakhtakor in the Jilikul district; four of them were destroyed completely. Mudslides also demolished 50 hectares of cotton fields in the Panj district, damaged the section of the road Qurghon Teppa-Panj near the village of Somoni and partially damaged eight residential buildings in the Qumsangir district.”

A mountainous country in Central Asia, Tajikistan is landlocked by Kyrgyzstan to the north, Afghanistan to the south, People’s Republic of China to the east and Uzbekistan to the west.

This was the second large-scale mudslide to strike the area in less than three weeks.

Pitkin County, Colorado
On Monday mudslide toppled trees, rupturing an oil tank and causing oil spills at Buttermilk Ski Area in Pitkin County, in the US state of Colorado.

The slide was 60-feet wide by 100-feet long. No one was inside the shop and no one was injured as the mud came down over a two-hour period this afternoon, said Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle.

South Africa: Winter Rains a Mudslide Threat Following Fire

“The authorities are watching the denuded slopes of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak carefully for any signs of a mudslide like those that damaged homes in the Clifton and Vredehoek areas in the 1990s, following devastating mountain fires.

“In March a fire raged across the slopes of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak, consuming large tracts of veld and leaving the mountain devoid of soil-holding vegetation.

“Now the bare mountain poses another threat as winter sets in. There is a possibility that heavy rains could cause slides of debris, rocks and branches which could destroy roads and property from the Rhodes Memorial to parts of the CBD.” More …

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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

  • 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
Credit: Andrzej Barabasz (Chepry) – Permission: CC-BY-SA-2.5 – Source: Wikimedia

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