A strong earthquake in eastern Kazakhstan Natural Disasters
A powerful earthquake measuring 5.7 occurred in the late evening May 30, 2012 in the eastern part of Kazakhstan. Seismological Service reported that the event was recorded at a depth of 10 to 25 kilometers, which can be considered as the average of the earthquake hazard. The epicenter was located 105 kilometers north-east of Karakol in Kyrgyzstan and 148 kilometers to the east of Almaty.
Updated data on Earthquake-Report.com, destruction does not, and all the people were still alive. Operation of some power substations have been temporarily suspended, and a few streets in Kokpek were without electricity.
It is believed that the epicenter was located in close proximity to the canyon Charyn on the Charyn River, which stretched 200 kilometers east of Almaty up to the Chinese border. Gorge is part of the National Park "Charyn" in Uygur and Kegen regions.