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.


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