2011 Fergana Valley earthquake

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2011 Fergana Valley earthquake
Jul-2011 Ferghana-earthquake Shakemap.jpg
Date 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Origin time 19:35:43 UTC [1]
Magnitude 6.2 Mw [1]
Depth 20 km (12 mi) [1]
Epicenter 40°03′N 71°26′E / 40.05°N 71.44°E / 40.05; 71.44 [1]
Type Reverse [2]
Areas affected Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Total damage Limited [3]
Max. intensity VIII (Severe)[4]
Casualties 14 dead [3]
86 injured [3]

The 2011 Fergana Valley earthquake affected Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan at 01:35 local time on 20 July. The dip-slip shock had a moment magnitude of 6.2 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). Its epicenter was located just inside Kyrgyzstan's border in the Fergana Valley region. Fourteen were killed and eighty-six were injured.

Casualties by country
Country Deaths Injuries
 Uzbekistan 13 86
 Tajikistan 1 0
Total 14 86

Impact[edit]

In Khujand, Tajikistan, one man was killed after panicking during the tremor and jumping out of a window.[5][6] Fourteen people in Uzbekistan had been confirmed dead, while another 86 sustained injuries, of which 35 were hospitalized.[7] Many houses in Fergana Region were damaged, with cracked walls.[8] Numerous small houses in Margilan were destroyed.[9][10] Many residents panicked and ran into the streets.[9][11][12] A rockfall closed a highway between Batken and Osh.[13] Apartment blocks in the city of Fergana were evacuated.[14] At least 800 houses were damaged.[15] Power was briefly knocked out in Kadamzhai, Tulgone, Kyzyl-Bulun, Halmion, Ohne, Yargutane, and Tamas.[15] A hospital in Hamza, Uzbekistan was severely damaged.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ USGS. "M6.1 - Kyrgyzstan". United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ a b c National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K 
  4. ^ "PAGER - M 6.1 - KYRGYZSTAN". Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER). United States Geological Survey. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  5. ^ AFP, Google (July 20, 2011). "At least 13 killed in Uzbekistan quake". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "At least 13 killed in Uzbekistan quake". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "BBC News - Earthquake strikes Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan". BBC News. 2011-07-20. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  9. ^ a b "Powerful earthquake hits Central Asian valley". Reuters Canada. 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  10. ^ "Earthquake kills 13 in central Asia". Irish Times. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  11. ^ "Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan hit by 6.2 earthquake". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  12. ^ "Report: Quake in central Asia kills 13". cnn.com. CNN. 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  13. ^ Kutuyeva, Aizada. "Powerful earthquake strikes southern Kyrgyzstan". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on July 25, 2012. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  14. ^ "Strong earthquake hits Central Asia - USGS". Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  15. ^ a b c "Earthquake Report". EarthquakeReport.com. Retrieved 2011-07-20.