Thursday, May 4, 2017

Earthquake aftermath: More than 100 sheep killed, buildings damaged

AKIPRESS.COM - Earthquake that jolted Kyrgyz-Tajik border killed 110 sheep in Karamyk village, Chon-Alai district of Osh region, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan reports.
The sheep were killed by a massive rockfall triggered by jolts.
In Jekendi village, 36 houses, including 15 in a critical condition, and schools were also affected by earthquake.
Cracks appeared at a local school and on a house in Chuluk village.
In Kara-Teit village, 100 houses were affected by the jolt as well.
The civil protection commission members are there to conduct the relevant works.
The earthquake has struck Kyrgyzstan on May 3 at 10:45 am GMT+6. The epicenter of 6-7 magnitude force was located on the territory of Tajikistan, 47 km south-west of Karamyk village, 55 km south-west of Shibee village, 120 km south-east of Batken town, 192 km south-west of the city of Osh.
Intensity in Osh was 3-4 magnitude, in Batken — 4, in Bishkek — 2-3, in Shibee and Karamyk villages — 5.
Director of the Seismology Institute Kanatbek Abdrahmatov noted that the earthquake might result in landslide in prone areas.

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