Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on the night of Wednesday, July 20, in the south-west of Kyrgyzstan, reported Agence France-Presse, with reference to the U.S. Geological Survey (US Geological Survey).
The epicenter of the earthquake, recorded at 01:35 local time, was located near the border with Uzbekistan — 404 km south-west of Bishkek and 42 km south-west of Fergana.
Data on victims and devastation caused by the earthquake have been reported yet.
In October 2008, an earthquake with the epicenter in Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz village of Nura has killed more than 70 people, at least 100 were injured. 90 percent of the buildings in the village were destroyed.
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Earthquake in Central Asia: Tashkent residents are afraid to return to their homes
As told MR7.ru — News Editor Petersburg St. Petersburg websiteP1spb.ruMaxim Konstantinov, who live in the capital of Uzbekistan, relatives, tremors woke most people (in the city is home to about 2 million people).
"The whole city is now on the street. Panic, but many people are afraid to go into the house, people are scared, mindful of the catastrophic earthquake in 1966 that destroyed the town. How to tell my relatives, some houses were cracks 7.3 mm ", — said Maxim Konstantinov.
According to the National U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was in Kyrgyzstan near the border with Uzbekistan.
Magnitude earthquake epicenter, which was located at a distance of 225 km from Tashkent, 42 km from Fergana, 60 km from Kokand and 98 km from Namangan, was 6.2.
Information on casualties and severe damage to date has been reported.