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Kyrgyz Republic: Earthquake: 2008/10/05 Country Information on DRR

Period 2008/10/05
Country or District Kyrgyz Republic
Event Type Earthquake
Outline The earthquake measuring 6.6 according to the U.S. Geological Survey was felt throughout Central Asia late on 5 October 2008, mainly in Kyrgyzstan.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/10/14
The total death toll has risen to 75 people of which 43 are children. The total number of injured is 141, of which 93 are children.

OCHA 2008/10/08
The death toll has risen to 74 people of which 43 are children. In addition, approximately 211 displaced families have been identified.

IRIN Asia 2008/10/06
An earthquake that jolted southern Kyrgyzstan on the evening of 5 October killed at least 70 people and destroyed over 100 houses in a remote village, according to officials. An initial aid delivery has been dispatched.

Reuters AlertNet 2008/10/06
The earthquake killed at least 72 people and affected the high-altitude villages of south Kyrgyzstan.

Reuters AlertNet 2008/10/06
An earthquake in southern Kyrgyzstan has killed 58 people and destroyed dozens of houses in the Central Asian nation, the emergencies ministry said on 6 October 2008.

Geographycal Data

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/10/06
Kyrgyztan: Earthquake Location Map (as of 6 October 2008)


GDAC 2008/10/05
On 10/5/2008 3:52:49 PM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 has struck the sparsely populated region of Kyrgyzstan in Kyrgyzstan.

USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Magnitude: 6.6 Date-Time: Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 15:52:49 UTC Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 09:52:49 PM at epicenter Location 39.515°N, 73.768°E Region: KYRGYZSTAN