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19 Aug 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0601

KYRGYZSTAN - EARTHQUAKE
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
19 AUGUST 1992

1. SEVERAL SOURCES HAVE REPORTED TO DHA-UNDRO ON A MAJOR EARTH- QUAKE WHICH OCCURRED IN KYRGYZSTAN ON 18 AUGUST 1992 AT 02:04 GMT. INFORMATION RECEIVED SO FAR DIFFERS RE LOCATION AND MAGNITUDE. AFFECTED AREA IS NEAR KYRGYZSTAN/CHINESE BORDER AND MAGNITUDE HAS BEEN COMPUTED BETWEEN 6.5 AND 7.5 RICHTER SCALE.

2. NO REPORTS OF DAMAGE OR CASUALTIES RECEIVED SO FAR. DHA- UNDRO HAS ESTABLISHED CONTACT WITH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN BISHKEK (FORMER FRUNZE).