A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Gul’cha in Kyrgyzstan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.62 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:29:36 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 73.1307 East, latitude 40.3713 North, depth = 15.62 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/11/15 / 2015-11-17 17:29:36 / November 17, 2015 @ 5:29 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10003yzt. Event ids that are associated: us10003yzt.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Haqqulobod, Quvasoy, Quva (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Andijon (c. 318 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Osh (c. 200 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Jalal-Abad (c. 75 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Asaka (c. 56 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Uzgen (c. 40 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Quva (c. 33 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Quvasoy (c. 32 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kyzyl-Kyya (c. 32 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km WNW of Gul’cha, Kyrgyzstan.
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