Kyrgyzstan: Earthquake - Nov 2015

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Disaster description

An earthquake with 6.7 magnitude struck the Osh Province/Oblast of Kyrgyzstan on 17 November 2015, causing a wide range of damage in six districts of the province – Kara-Suu, Alay, Ozgon, Kara-Kulja, Aravan and Chong-Alay. The epicenter was registered in the Alai District. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic, there were no human casualties in the aftermath of the earthquake, but damage was sustained by homes, education facilities, mosques, community centers, health posts, and other infrastructure. The total number of affected communities in the six districts has reached 39.

According to the preliminary rapid assessment as of the morning of 19 November 2015, the number of affected population exceeds 15,000 people (3,300 families). Over 200 families are reported to have lost their houses (completely destroyed), while over 800 houses are reported to have been severely damaged. (IFRC, 21 Nov 2015)

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