Strong 6.2 quake rocks Kyrgyz, Uzbek border

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 12:08

Washington: An earthquake measuring 6.2
rocked southwestern Kyrgyzstan early Wednesday, with the epicenter close to the border with Uzbekistan, the US Geological Survey
said.

The quake hit at 1:35 am (local time) shaking the region
some 404 kilometers southwest of the capital Bishkek, with the
epicenter some 42 kilometers southwest of the Uzbek town of
Fergana.

The quake struck the border region at a depth of just 9.2
kilometers.
The Fergana Valley is an area shared uneasily by Kyrgyz,
Tajik and Uzbek ethnic groups and the scene of periodic
violence and unrest since the 1991 Soviet collapse.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 12:08

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