Earthquakes in Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, 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.

24 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Uzbekistan 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 10:00 UTC.

Recent earthquakes in Uzbekistan
  • March 23, 7:53 am
    Magnitude 4.6: 52 km northwest of Novobod, Tajikistan at a depth of ten km.
  • March 23, 1:07 am
    Magnitude 5.9: 51 km north-northwest of Novobod, Tajikistan at a depth of 5.6 km.

Earthquakes in Uzbekistan since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Uzbekistan happened on 04/08/1976 in the Gazli region with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
07/19/2011Fargona, Violyati43 km6.114
03/19/1984Gazli38 km7.00
11/01/1978Andizhan; Tajikistan (Dushanbe)28 km6.80
05/17/1976Gazli, Bukhara40 km7.00
04/08/1976Gazli27 km7.00
04/26/1966Tashkent 0.010

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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