4- magnitude earthquake hit the south of Kyrgyzstan on December 2. The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.
It is noted that the earthquake was registered at 1.22 p.m. at the station of the Seismology Institute. The center was located in the territory of China, 37 kilometers south of the village of Nura, Alay district of Osh region. The intensity of the earthquake in the village was 2-3 points. According to preliminary data, no victims and destructions were reported.
Note, 3,500 small and medium earthquakes occur each year in Kyrgyzstan. Two regions of the country are the most seismically active: the area of Alai basin - Osh, Batken regions and the north-eastern part of Issyk-Kul basin around Tyup village.
The village of Nura in Alai region was several times hit by large earthquakes that claimed lives of the people. So, in October 2008, the village was hit by 8-point earthquake. 75 people were killed, including 42 children. 144 residents of the village were taken to hospital. 144 buildings were destroyed. In February 2011, a strong earthquake occurred again, this time it reached the force of 5 points. No victims or damage were reported. The epicenter of the tremors located 10 kilometers from the village.