M6.1 earthquake hits Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border claiming lives

An extremely dangerous, shallow earthquake occurred in the border region of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan at 19:35 UTC on July 19, 2011. At least 14 people have been killed.

SUMMARY 21/07-08:30 UTC :


13 killed in Uzbekistan with 86 injured (35 hospitalized).

0 killed in Kyrgyzstan with 15 injured.

1 killed in Tajikistan (jumping out of the window).

At least 800 houses are reported to be damaged and a number of old buildings destroyed in Uzbekistan.

In Kyrgyzstan, 200 buildings were destroyed and more than 400 houses and 50 buildings were seriously damaged. (EarthquakeReports)



The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan has reported that the earthquake destroyed over 200 buildings. More than 400 houses and 50 public buildings were seriously damaged. Medical care was provided for 15 people. In the region of Kyrgyzstan Kadamzhai, tens of thousands of residents remained without electricity.

Emergency services erected 85 tents to accommodate people whose houses have been destroyed. In the mountainous area, roads have been blocked by rock avalanches. Experts are continuing their assessment work into underground facilities like mines and mine pits to prevent accidents.  (Gazeta.uz)

Kazakhstan National Data Center, Institute of Geophysical Research Almaty, Kazakhstan

Geophysical Survey. Russian Academy of Sciences Obninsk, Russia

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