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Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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.
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