Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kyrgyzstan earthquake: Strong earthquake strikes east of Osh

The earthquake, which struck at 11:29 p.m. local time on Tuesday, was centered about 31 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of Osh, the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan. It struck about 15.6 kilometers (9.7 miles) deep, making it a very shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center measured the earthquake at a preliminary 5.9, while the USGS measured it at 5.5.

The earthquake was widely felt in the region but there was no immediate word about damage or casualties.

Local officials were not immediately available to comment and no other details were available.

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