Moderate but dangerous shallow earthquake on the Kyrgyzstan – Tibet border

Last update: September 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm by By

Karakul Lake

Earthquake Report comment :
A very shallow earthquake happened right on the Kyrgyzstan/ Tibet (China)/Tajikistan border.
If the preliminary epicenter location will be confirmed, the danger might be limited.
Because of the Chinese Tibet policy, it is very hard to focus on satellite details in this area of the world.
600 mountain villagers will experience a VI Mercalli shaking (Strong shaking)
20,000 people a moderate shaking (Mercalli V)
Landslides and poor construction of the houses are the biggest dangers with an earthquake of this magnitude.
About 20 km from Karakul lake.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.5
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 at 09:41:37 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 5  km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (28 miles) NNE (24°) from Karakul, Tajikistan
66 km (41 miles) ESE (118°) from Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Pager map (impact on the population)

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