Today in Earthquake History

On August 19th...

M7.3 - Kyrgyzstan, 1992

An estimated 75 people killed, including 14 killed by landslides in Toluk. Several villages, including Toluk, were destroyed (IX) in the Susamyrtau Mountains and at least 8,200 dwellings were destroyed. Felt (VII) at Andizhan, Chimion and Namangan, Uzbekistan. Structural damage (VI) occurred to buildings at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Felt (VI) at Angren, Fergana and Tashkent, Uzbekistan and at Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Also felt (VI) at Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan; (V) at Samarkand and Yangiyul, Uzbekistan and Khodzhent, Tajikistan; (IV) at Dushanbe, Kulyab, Nurek and Pendzhikent, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan; (III) at Cholpon-Ata and Przhevalsk, Kyrgyzstan. Elevation changes of up to meters observed in the Susamyr Valley. Liquefaction occurred in the epicentral area.

View more events for today or select another day at Today in Earthquake History


two people walking on top of a fault scarp

Educational videos and audio interviews on a variety of earthquake topics.