2011 Fergana Valley earthquake

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2011 Fergana Valley earthquake
Jul-2011 Ferghana-earthquake Shakemap.jpg
Date 19:35:43, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Duration 40 seconds[1]
Magnitude 6.1 Mw
Depth 17.8 km (11 mi)
Epicenter 40°07′55″N 71°25′23″E / 40.132°N 71.423°E / 40.132; 71.423
Areas affected Uzbekistan
Kyrgyztan
Tajikistan
Max. intensity Mercalli VIII[2]
Foreshocks 10 hours 13 mins earlier 4.6 Mw[3]
Aftershocks 1 hour 10 mins later 4.4 Mw[4]
Casualties 14 confirmed dead, at least 101 injured,[citation needed] 35 hospitalized

The 2011 Fergana Valley earthquake was a magnitude 6.1 Mw earthquake that struck the Fergana Valley region, affecting Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It occurred at 01:35 local time on Wednesday, 20 July 2011,[5] with its epicenter located in Kyrgyzstan. As of July 20, 13 people in Uzbekistan had been confirmed dead, while another 86 sustained injuries of which 35 were hospitalized.[6][7][8] In Khujand, Tajikistan, one man was killed after panicking during the tremor and jumping out of a window.[9][10] There were no reports of casualties in Kyrgyzstan as of July 20. The earthquake was preceded by a 4.6 Mw foreshock at 09:22 UTC on July 19 near Dushanbe, Tajikistan.[3]

Earthquake[edit]

The earthquake's epicenter was 17.8 km (11 mi) below the surface of the earth. It lasted for approximately 40 seconds.[1]

Impact[edit]

As of July 20, 14 people had been confirmed dead, 90 were injured, and 35 hospitalized.[6][7][8] Many houses in Fergana Province were damaged, with cracked walls.[7][11][12][13] Numerous small houses in Margilan were destroyed.[14][15] Many residents panicked and ran into the streets.[1][6][14][16] A rockfall closed a highway between Batken and Osh.[17] Apartment blocks in the city of Fergana were evacuated.[18] At least 800 houses were damaged.[4] Power was briefly knocked out in Kadamzhai, Tulgone, Kyzyl-Bulun, Halmion, Ohne, Yargutane, and Tamas.[4] A hospital in Hamza, Uzbekistan was severely damaged.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "PAGER - M 6.1 - KYRGYZSTAN". Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Magnitude 4.6 - TAJIKISTAN". Earthquake Hazards Program. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Earthquake Report". EarthquakeReport.com. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Magnitude 6.1 - KYRGYZSTAN". Earthquake Hazards Program. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  6. ^ a b c "Report: Quake in central Asia kills 13". cnn.com (CNN). 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  7. ^ a b c "BBC News - Earthquake strikes Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan". BBC News. 2011-07-20. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  8. ^ a b Leonard, Peter. "At least 14 killed in Central Asia earthquake". Yahoo! News (Associated Press). Archived from the original on 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  9. ^ AFP, Google (July 20, 2011). "At least 13 killed in Uzbekistan quake". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "At least 13 killed in Uzbekistan quake". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  11. ^ "Powerful quake hits Kyrgyzstan". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2011-07-20. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Powerful earthquake strikes southern Kyrgyzstan". CBS News. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-20. [dead link]
  13. ^ Leonard, Peter. "13 killed by earthquake in Uzbekistan". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-07-20. [dead link]
  14. ^ a b "Powerful earthquake hits Central Asian valley". Reuters Canada. 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  15. ^ "Earthquake kills 13 in central Asia". Irish Times. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  16. ^ "Powerful Quake Hits Southern Kyrgyzstan". Time. Retrieved 2011-07-20. [dead link]
  17. ^ Kutuyeva, Aizada. "Powerful earthquake strikes southern Kyrgyzstan". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2011-07-20. [dead link]
  18. ^ "Strong earthquake hits Central Asia - USGS". Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-07.