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No major earthquake expected in Kyrgyzstan in near future - Institute of Seismology

No major earthquake expected in Kyrgyzstan in near future - Institute of Seismology

No major earthquake is expected in Kyrgyzstan in the near future, head of the laboratory of seismic hazard assessment of the Institute of Seismology of the KR Meder Omuraliev told Kabar Agency.

The expert explained that, a series of tremors that followed are aftershocks. "After the main tremor on 17 November and until now, the amount of aftershocks reached more than two hundred. This is a natural phenomenon and there is no reason to worry. In the near future we do not expect major earthquake, as there is no precursors of the earthquake. Our staff monitor the situation and record all the tremors," said Omuraliev.

The major earthquake was registered on November 17 at 23:29. The 7magnitude earthquake in the epicenter was registered in 45 km south-east of the city of Osh, 70 kilometers east of the city of Jalal-Abad.

Aftershocks were registered in the south of the country on November 18 at 2:03 and at 11:26 the night. 4 magnitude in the epicenter. In the evening of the same day at 20:57 it was registered another 3.5 magnitude earthquake.

Due to this situation, the residents of Osh region continue to show concern, waiting for aftershocks. In turn, the Osh city emergency department confirmed that there is some panic among population.

Original url : www.kabar.kg

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