Earthquakes in Kyrgyzstan

In 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 events

This 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.

Recent earthquakes in Kyrgyzstan
  • Sept. 26, 6:50 am
    Magnitude 3.9: 126 km north of Aksu, China at a depth of ten km.
  • Oct. 2, 7:24 pm
    Magnitude 4.5: 20 km northwest of Fayzabad, Afghanistan at a depth of 15.89 km.

Earthquakes in Kyrgyzstan since 1950

The 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.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
11/17/2015Osh29 km5.60
10/05/2008Nura49 km6.674
01/01/2008Osh27 km5.60
01/08/2007Isfaria50 km6.00
12/25/2006Kochkor 5.80
09/05/2002Kyrgyzstan5 km5.50
01/09/1997Dzhergetal, Koshtebe, Kazarman31 km5.80
08/19/1992Toluk37 km7.575
05/15/1992Osh; Uzbekistan (Andizhan)2 km6.24
12/01/1990Uzgen28 km4.60

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