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1992 Suusamyr earthquake

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Magnitude  7.5 Ms
Max. intensity  IX (Violent)
Depth  17.0 km (10.6 mi)
Casualties  75 killed
1992 Suusamyr earthquake
Date  Aug 19, 1992 (1992-08-19)
Areas affected  Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Uzbekistan Kazakhstan China

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. The death toll from the event amounted to about 75, including 14 people who were killed by landslides.

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1992 Suusamyr earthquake Wikipedia


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