1992 Suusamyr earthquake

1992 Suusamyr earthquake
Date Aug 19, 1992 (1992-08-19)
Magnitude 7.5 Ms[1]
Depth 17.0 km (10.6 mi)
Epicenter 42°08′31″N 73°34′30″E / 42.142°N 73.575°E / 42.142; 73.575Coordinates: 42°08′31″N 73°34′30″E / 42.142°N 73.575°E / 42.142; 73.575
Areas affected Kyrgyzstan
Max. intensity IX (Violent)
Casualties 75 killed
Shakemap in Kyrgyzstan

The 1992 Suusamyr earthquake occurred at 02:04 UTC on 19 August near Toluk in the border area of Kyrgyzstan. The shock had a surface wave magnitude of 7.5 and a maximum felt intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale. It was a result of reverse faulting.[2] The death toll from the event amounted to about 75, including 14 people who were killed by landslides.


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