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1992 Suusamyr earthquake

Coordinates: 42°08′31″N 73°34′30″E / 42.142°N 73.575°E / 42.142; 73.575
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1992 Suusamyr earthquake
Shakemap in Kyrgyzstan
1992 Suusamyr earthquake is located in Kyrgyzstan
1992 Suusamyr earthquake
UTC time1992-08-19 02:04:38
ISC event278018
Local dateAugust 19, 1992 (1992-08-19)
Local time08:04:38
Magnitude7.5 Ms
Depth17.0 km (10.6 mi)
Epicenter42°08′31″N 73°34′30″E / 42.142°N 73.575°E / 42.142; 73.575
Areas affectedKyrgyzstan
Max. intensityIX (Violent)
Casualties75 fatalities

On August 19, 1992, a magnitude 7.5 occurred at 02:04 UTC in the border area of Kyrgyzstan.[1] Maximum felt intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale. 75 peoples have died, including 14 peoples who were killed by landslides.

The earthquake ruptured an east-west-trending, south-dipping thrust fault in the Suusamyr Basin with the epicenter beneath the Aramsu Range.


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The Kyrgyz government and international humanitarian organizations responded to the disaster by providing aid and assistance to the affected communities.


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  1. National Earthquake Information Center. "M 7.3 - 60 km ENE of Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 17 October 2023.