Earthquakes in KyrgyzstanIn Kyrgyzstan there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes do not occur very frequently.
Since 1950 more than 150 people have been killed by direct consequences of earthquakes.
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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Kyrgyzstan by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- May 15, 1:48 amMagnitude 4.5: 89 km northeast of Kashgar, China at a depth of 10 km.
- May 12, 4:27 pmMagnitude 5.4: 26 km west-southwest of Boysun, Uzbekistan at a depth of 10 km.
Earthquakes in Kyrgyzstan since 1950The strongest earthquake in Kyrgyzstan happened on 08/19/1992 in the region Toluk with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 37 km resulted in 75 deaths.
|01/09/1997||Dzhergetal, Koshtebe, Kazarman||31 km||5.8||0|
|05/15/1992||Osh; Uzbekistan (Andizhan)||2 km||6.2||4|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.