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Earthquake Hits Kyrgyzstan

An earthquake has struck Kyrgyzstan. The preliminary magnitude was 6.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami is expected to be produced by the temblor. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

July 19, 2011 at 19:35:42 UTC

July 20, 2011 at 01:35:42 AM at epicenter

Location: 40.130 N, 71.435 E

Depth: 9.2 km (5.7 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

42 km (26 miles) SW of Farghona (Fergana), Uzbekistan

60 km (37 miles) SE of Quqon (Kokand), Uzbekistan

98 km (60 miles) SSW of Namangan, Uzbekistan

404 km (251 miles) SW of BISHKEK (Frunze), Kyrgyzstan

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

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