A magnitude 7 earthquake in Central Asia. The tremors were felt in four countries

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 7 hit the border region between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China on the night from Monday to Tuesday. According to local media, the tremors were felt in four countries. The phenomenon was accompanied by aftershocks.

On the night from Monday to Tuesday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 occurred on the border of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China. The epicenter of the event was at the junction of the borders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Chinese province of Xinjiang. According to the US National Geological Survey (USGS), the tremors occurred at a depth of 13 km.

Residents were afraid to return home

According to the Kazakh portal Vlast, the earthquake was felt in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. The strongest earthquake occurred in the city of Almaty, located in southern Kazakhstan. Local media reported that residents ran into the street in pajamas and were afraid to return home. It was also reported that low-intensity tremors were felt on the upper floors of houses in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana.

The phenomenon was accompanied by a series of aftershocks with magnitudes ranging from 5 to 5.5. Despite the strong tremors, there were no reports of casualties or material losses.

Location of Monday’s earthquake USGS

Main photo source: USGS



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