5-magnitude earthquake occurs in Kyrgyzstan

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In the south of Kyrgyzstan there was recorded a 5-magnitude earthquake, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations reported on Monday, citing the Institute of Seismology of the National Academy of Sciences.

The earthquake occurred on Sunday around 10:09 pm (Kyrgyz time) in the Jalal-Abad region. “The quake was centered in the Fergana ridge 10 kilometers east of the village Kanzhyga and 60 kilometers north-east of the town of Jalal-Abad,” the department reported.

According to the preliminary data, the quake didn’t cause victims or destruction.

In August, 2015, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations predicted a 7-9-magnitude earthquake in the south of the country. The forecast says the next phase of the seismic hazard is expected in 2015 throughout the territory of Kyrgyzstan.

The borders areas of Batken and Osh Oblasts are mostly at risk.

During the last month, more than 10 earthquakes have been recorded in Kyrgyzstan.

Text by INTERFAX.RU

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