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Earthquakes in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.

2 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Earthquakes in Kazakhstan since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Kazakhstan happened on 03/24/1978 in the Alma-Ata region with a magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
06/13/2009Tekeli38 km5.41
09/27/1990Zaysan32 km4.50
08/03/1990Akkal, Ust6 km6.10
06/14/1990Ust, Zaysan28 km6.81
03/24/1978Alma-Ata48 km7.10
06/05/1970Alma-Ata6 km6.60


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.
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