Quake hits Kyrghyz tourist hamlet

Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2015

JAPANQUAKE_26_10_2013A magnitude M.2 temblor shook the region 40 km south of Uch-Terek in Kyrgyzstan at 6:13 UTC time on Tuesday morning.

 

The remote region generated some tourism revenue. Arslanbob, a small town close to the epicentre is known for its picturesque valley, majestic mountain range, and a large wild walnut forest. It’s in the Jalal-Abad Province of Kyrgyzstan.

 

Kyrgyzstan’s first known export to Europe was the Arslanbob walnut. Two waterfalls are located in the area which attract tourists, pilgrims and other visitors during the spring and summer months.

 

According to USGS the earthquake locations were as follows:

 

40km (25mi) S of Uch-Terek, Kyrgyzstan

53km (33mi) NNE of Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan

54km (34mi) NE of Bazar-Korgon, Kyrgyzstan

56km (35mi) SSE of Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan

200km (124mi) SW of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

 

No reports of injuries or damages to property have been made so far.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 01 AIME 2018 BB
  • 02 WTM 2017
  • 03 EMITT 2018
  • 04 AIME-2018 small
  • 05 iitmindia 2017
  • 06 imtm 2018
  • 06 TTF-Surat 2017
  • 07 balttour 2018
  • 08 OTM 2018
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com