Just 25 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Jalal-Abad, Jalal-Abad oblast, Kyrgyzstan. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, at 5:17 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Bazar-Korgon (pop. 27,700) located 19 km from the epicenter, Jalal-Abad (pop. 75,700) 20 km away, Kochkor-Ata (pop. 14,800) 40 km away, Qo'rg'ontepa (pop. 25,900) 45 km away, Kara Suu (pop. 17,800) 46 km away, and Uzgen (pop. 40,400) 48 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Osh (pop. 200,000) located 66 km from the epicenter, Tash-Kumyr (pop. 23,600) 67 km away, and Toktogul (pop. 19,300) 85 km away.
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