Details of Disaster Information

Kyrgyz Republic : Earthquake : 2008/10/05
GLIDE: EQ-2008-000181-KGZ  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2008/10/05
Kyrgyz Republic
Name Earthquake
Outline The earthquake measuring 6.6 according to the U.S. Geological Survey was felt throughout Central Asia late on 5 October 2008, mainly in Kyrgyzstan.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/10/14
    The total death toll has risen to 75 people of which 43 are children. The total number of injured is 141, of which 93 are children.
  • OCHA 2008/10/08
    The death toll has risen to 74 people of which 43 are children. In addition, approximately 211 displaced families have been identified.
  • IRIN Asia 2008/10/06
    An earthquake that jolted southern Kyrgyzstan on the evening of 5 October killed at least 70 people and destroyed over 100 houses in a remote village, according to officials. An initial aid delivery has been dispatched.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2008/10/06
    The earthquake killed at least 72 people and affected the high-altitude villages of south Kyrgyzstan.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2008/10/06
    An earthquake in southern Kyrgyzstan has killed 58 people and destroyed dozens of houses in the Central Asian nation, the emergencies ministry said on 6 October 2008.
Geographycal Data Information
  • GDAC 2008/10/05
    On 10/5/2008 3:52:49 PM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 has struck the sparsely populated region of Kyrgyzstan in Kyrgyzstan.
  • USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
    Magnitude: 6.6
    Date-Time: Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 15:52:49 UTC
    Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 09:52:49 PM at epicenter
    Location 39.515°N, 73.768°E
    Region: KYRGYZSTAN