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Just after midnight of Tuesday January 23rd, 2024, a DESTRUCTIVE and very strong Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit under land 136 kilometer from Aksu in China. Earthquakes like this pose a high risk at damage and significant risk to cause loss of life. Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are also near its epicenter.

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Earthquake Summary

The earthquake struck on land in China, 136 kilometer (85 mi) west of Aksu in Xinjiang. The center of this earthquake had a very shallow depth of 13 km. Shallow earthquakes usually have a larger impact than earthquakes deep in the earth.

Date and Time: Jan 23, 2024 00:09 (Bishkek Time)
- Jan 22, 2024 18:09 Universal Time.
Location: 136 km west of Aksu, Xinjiang, China.
Coordinates 41°15'48"N 78°39'13"E.
Map: Map of area around epicenter.
Map of area around epicenter. Click to open in Google Maps.
Magnitude: MAG 7.0
Detected by 33 stations. Maximum Error Range ±0.054 .
Depth: 13 km (8 mi)
A very shallow depth.
Max. Intensity:
IX
Violent

On the Modified Mercalli Scale.
Tsunami Risk: Low Tsunami Risk
Mag 6.5+ earthquakes at shallow depth can cause tsunami's, but this epicenter appears to have hit under land, making this less likely.
Always stay cautious - More info here.

Significant impact predicted

The US Geographic Survey (USGS) describes the impact of this earthquake as follows:

Three people died, six people were injured, 210 building destroyed and 8,079 damaged in Akqi.67 people injured, and 44 buildings damaged in Almaty Oblast. 100 buildings were damaged in Kyrgyzstan. Two buildings damaged in Kurgan.

Based on scientific estimates by the USGS, the risk of high fatalities for this earthquake is classified at level YELLOW (significant). They expect an 36% likelyhood of between 1 and 10 fatalities, and a 98% chance that the number of fatalities falls no higher than 1,000.

The USGS classifies the economic impact of this earthquake at level RED (high). They expect an 33% likelyhood of between 1,000 and 10,000 million US Dollars in economic damage and impact, and a 93% chance that the economic impact of this earthquake falls between 10 and 100,000 million USD.

Roughly 12 million people exposed to shaking

This earthquake may have been felt by around 12 million people. That is the expected population size of the area exposed to a level of shaking of II or higher on the Modified Mercalli scale according to the USGS.

Severe shaking and likely moderate to heavy damage may have been experienced by an estimated 1,040 people. At VIII, it is the highest MMI level this earthquake has caused. The majority of people (roughly 9 million) live in an area exposed to level IV, where light shaking and likely no damage is expected.

People in 3 countries have been exposed to shaking. Roughly 8 million people were exposed to shaking in China , with level VIII (severe shaking, likely moderate to heavy damage) as the highest recorded. In Kyrgyzstan , around 0.9 million people. Roughly 3.5 million people were exposed to shaking in Kazakhstan .

People MMI Level Shaking Damage
0
I
Not noticable None
0
II
Very weak None
341,500
III
Weak Probably none
8,623,000
IV
Light Likely none
2,966,000
V
Moderate Very light
188,100
VI
Strong Light
54,060
VII
Very Strong Moderate
1,040
VIII
Severe Moderate to heavy
0
IX
Violent Heavy
0
X
Extreme Very heavy

Nearby towns and cities

4 countries can be found within 300km of the epicenter of this earthquake: Kyrgyzstan , China and Kazakhstan . Futher away, this earthquake may also have been felt in Uzbekistan.

Located 131 kilometer (81 mi) south-southeast of the epicenter of this earthquake, Kyzyl-Suu (Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan) is the nearest significant population center. Kyzyl-Suu experienced an earthquake intensity (MMI Scale) of roughly V. That level implies moderate shaking and very light damage.

Multiple major population centers exist within 300km of the earthquake that struck today. Almaty is located 263 km to the north-northwest and experienced an intensity of V (moderate shaking, very light damage). Aksu is located 136 km to the east and experienced an intensity of V (moderate shaking, very light damage). Bishkek is located 380 km to the west-northwest (intensity unknown, possibly low).

A complete list of nearby places is included below. Estimated intensity data (MMI) sourced from a shake-map published by the US Geographic Survey is shown where available (cities without data probably experienced little impact).

Overview of nearby places

Distance Place Intensity (MMI)
131 km (81 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Kyzyl-Suu

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.
V
Moderate
136 km (85 mi)
E from epicenter
Aksu

Xinjiang, China.
V
Moderate
138 km (86 mi)
N from epicenter
Karakol

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.
IV
Light
159 km (99 mi)
SSE from epicenter
Tumxuk

Xinjiang, China.
V
Moderate
202 km (126 mi)
NW from epicenter
Cholpon-Ata

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.
IV
Light
223 km (139 mi)
W from epicenter
Naryn

Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
IV
Light
234 km (145 mi)
ESE from epicenter
Aral

Xinjiang, China.
IV
Light
239 km (149 mi)
W from epicenter
At-Bashi

Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
IV
Light
244 km (152 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Balykchy

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.
IV
Light
253 km (157 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Esik

Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan.
IV
Light
255 km (158 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Talghar

Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan.
IV
Light
263 km (163 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Almaty

Almaty, Kazakhstan.
V
Moderate
275 km (171 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Otegen Batyra

Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan.
IV
Light
276 km (171 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Burunday

Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan.
IV
Light
285 km (177 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Dunbage

Xinjiang, China.
IV
Light
292 km (181 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Huangdi

Xinjiang, China.
IV
Light
301 km (187 mi)
SW from epicenter
Kashgar

Xinjiang, China.
304 km (189 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Elixku

Xinjiang, China.
314 km (195 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Awati

Xinjiang, China.
315 km (196 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Alamaiti

Xinjiang, China.
317 km (197 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Konayev

Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan.
325 km (202 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Tage'erqi

Xinjiang, China.
327 km (203 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Baishikante

Xinjiang, China.
328 km (204 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Tokmok

Chüy, Kyrgyzstan.
332 km (206 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Yishikuli

Xinjiang, China.
335 km (208 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Mixia

Xinjiang, China.
339 km (211 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Shache

Xinjiang, China.
339 km (211 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Gulebage

Xinjiang, China.
340 km (211 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Yigai'erqi

Xinjiang, China.
341 km (212 mi)
NNE from epicenter
Zharkent

Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan.
345 km (214 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Tuomuwusitang

Xinjiang, China.
348 km (216 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Wudalike

Xinjiang, China.
351 km (218 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Qarek

Xinjiang, China.
359 km (223 mi)
NNE from epicenter
Huocheng

Xinjiang, China.
360 km (224 mi)
E from epicenter
Kuqa

Xinjiang, China.
362 km (225 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Zepu

Xinjiang, China.
367 km (228 mi)
NE from epicenter
Yili

Xinjiang, China.
368 km (229 mi)
NE from epicenter
Bayandai

Xinjiang, China.
372 km (231 mi)
NE from epicenter
Dadamtu

Xinjiang, China.
379 km (235 mi)
NE from epicenter
Yuqunweng

Xinjiang, China.
380 km (236 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Bishkek

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
383 km (238 mi)
NE from epicenter
Jelilyüzi

Xinjiang, China.
418 km (260 mi)
N from epicenter
Taldykorgan

Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan.
433 km (269 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Kara-Balta

Chüy, Kyrgyzstan.
448 km (278 mi)
ENE from epicenter
Xinyuan

Xinjiang, China.
453 km (281 mi)
SSE from epicenter
Qaraqash

Xinjiang, China.
473 km (294 mi)
NNE from epicenter
Sarkand

Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan.
475 km (295 mi)
W from epicenter
Jalal-Abad

Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan.
475 km (295 mi)
SSE from epicenter
Hotan

Xinjiang, China.
478 km (297 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Chu

Zhambyl, Kazakhstan.
490 km (304 mi)
NE from epicenter
Bole

Xinjiang, China.
498 km (309 mi)
W from epicenter
Oyim

Andijon, Uzbekistan.
499 km (310 mi)
W from epicenter
Osh

Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
Cities and Towns around the epicenter of this earthquake.

Earthquake Intensity Map

The intensity in shaking and damage by this earthquake is illustrated through the map below. The highest intensity measured for this earthquake is IX.

I Not felt
II Weak
III Weak
IV Light
V Moderate
VI Strong
VII Very Strong
VIII Severe
IX Violent
X Extreme
Earthquake Intensity Map based on Shakemap Data provided by USGS.

Shaking reported by 462 people in 7 countries

People that feel an earthquake may report their experience to the US Geographic Survey. Currently, 462 people have reported shaking in 32 places in 7 countries (Tajikistan, India, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia).We keep updating this article as more ground reports become available. You may report that you felt this earthquake here.

Places with most reports:

  • Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan: 233 people.
  • Bişkek, Bişkek, Kyrgyzstan: 128 people.
  • Boralday, Almaty, Kazakhstan: 14 people.
  • Astana, Aqmola, Kazakhstan: 10 people.
  • Karasay, Almaty, Kazakhstan: 8 people.
  • Kant, Çuy, Kyrgyzstan: 8 people.
  • Pervomayskiy, Almaty, Kazakhstan: 8 people.
  • Esik, Almaty, Kazakhstan: 4 people.
  • Energeticheskiy, Almaty, Kazakhstan: 4 people.
  • Karakol, Issık-Göl, Kyrgyzstan: 4 people.

115 Aftershocks detected

This main shock was followed by 115 smaller aftershocks. Just 5 mins after this main shock, an earthquake measuring MAG-5.8 was detected 2.8 km (1.7 mi) west-northwest of this earthquake.

In the days before this main shock, 1 smaller foreshock was detected. Roughly 2 days before this earthquake, a foreshock measuring MAG-3 was detected nearby this earthquake.

Overview of foreshocks and aftershocks

Classification Magnitude When Where
Foreshock M 3.0 2 days earlier
Jan 21, 2024 08:09 (Bishkek Time)
42 km (26 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Main Shock
This Earthquake
M 7.0 Jan 23, 2024 00:09
(Bishkek Time)
-
Aftershock M 5.8 5 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:14 (Bishkek Time)
2.8 km (1.7 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.3 8 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:17 (Bishkek Time)
13 km (8 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 18 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:27 (Bishkek Time)
18 km (11 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 20 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:29 (Bishkek Time)
8 km (5 mi)
SSE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 21 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:30 (Bishkek Time)
12 km (7 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.0 24 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:32 (Bishkek Time)
17 km (10 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 27 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:36 (Bishkek Time)
20 km (12 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 30 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:39 (Bishkek Time)
2.5 km (1.6 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.4 33 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:42 (Bishkek Time)
13 km (8 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 40 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:49 (Bishkek Time)
8 km (5 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 42 mins later
Jan 23, 2024 00:50 (Bishkek Time)
14 km (9 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.3 1 hr later
Jan 23, 2024 01:14 (Bishkek Time)
26 km (16 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 1 hr later
Jan 23, 2024 01:17 (Bishkek Time)
20 km (12 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 hr later
Jan 23, 2024 01:20 (Bishkek Time)
10 km (6 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 1 hr later
Jan 23, 2024 01:21 (Bishkek Time)
13 km (8 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 1 hr later
Jan 23, 2024 01:31 (Bishkek Time)
2.2 km (1.4 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.5 1 hr later
Jan 23, 2024 01:36 (Bishkek Time)
6 km (4 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 2 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 01:40 (Bishkek Time)
2.8 km (1.7 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 2 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 01:59 (Bishkek Time)
5 km (3 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 02:08 (Bishkek Time)
14 km (9 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 2 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 02:29 (Bishkek Time)
6 km (4 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 3 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 02:48 (Bishkek Time)
4 km (2.2 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 3 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 02:57 (Bishkek Time)
15 km (9 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 03:04 (Bishkek Time)
1.7 km (1.1 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 3 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 03:12 (Bishkek Time)
15 km (9 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 3 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 03:16 (Bishkek Time)
8 km (5 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 03:21 (Bishkek Time)
18 km (11 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 03:25 (Bishkek Time)
5 km (3 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 3 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 03:38 (Bishkek Time)
20 km (12 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.2 4 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 03:43 (Bishkek Time)
7 km (4 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 4 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 03:49 (Bishkek Time)
2.5 km (1.6 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 4 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 04:09 (Bishkek Time)
9 km (6 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 4 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 04:20 (Bishkek Time)
9 km (6 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 5 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 04:40 (Bishkek Time)
6 km (4 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 5 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 04:56 (Bishkek Time)
4 km (2.4 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 5 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 05:03 (Bishkek Time)
12 km (8 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.5 5 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 05:19 (Bishkek Time)
7 km (5 mi)
SSE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 6 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 05:44 (Bishkek Time)
1.4 km (0.9 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 6 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 05:55 (Bishkek Time)
12 km (7 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 6 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 05:56 (Bishkek Time)
15 km (10 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 6 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 05:56 (Bishkek Time)
13 km (8 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 6 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 06:06 (Bishkek Time)
21 km (13 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 6 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 06:12 (Bishkek Time)
8 km (5 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 6 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 06:22 (Bishkek Time)
23 km (14 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.3 7 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 07:18 (Bishkek Time)
5 km (2.9 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 8 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 07:40 (Bishkek Time)
4 km (2.2 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 8 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 07:43 (Bishkek Time)
6 km (4 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 8 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 07:52 (Bishkek Time)
35 km (21 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 8 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 07:52 (Bishkek Time)
13 km (8 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 8 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 07:58 (Bishkek Time)
17 km (11 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 8 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 08:11 (Bishkek Time)
8 km (5 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 9 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 08:58 (Bishkek Time)
23 km (14 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 10 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 09:52 (Bishkek Time)
19 km (12 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 10 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 09:52 (Bishkek Time)
26 km (16 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 10 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 10:01 (Bishkek Time)
18 km (11 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 10 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 10:13 (Bishkek Time)
7 km (4 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 10 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 10:25 (Bishkek Time)
11 km (7 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 10 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 10:31 (Bishkek Time)
10 km (6 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 11 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 11:33 (Bishkek Time)
18 km (11 mi)
SSE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 13 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 12:41 (Bishkek Time)
12 km (7 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 13 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 13:19 (Bishkek Time)
9 km (6 mi)
SSE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 15 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 15:07 (Bishkek Time)
6 km (4 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 15 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 15:23 (Bishkek Time)
5 km (3 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 15 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 15:24 (Bishkek Time)
5 km (3 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 16 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 15:47 (Bishkek Time)
1.8 km (1.1 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 16 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 16:05 (Bishkek Time)
4 km (2.4 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 17 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 17:07 (Bishkek Time)
12 km (8 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 2.6 17 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 17:19 (Bishkek Time)
27 km (17 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 17 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 17:31 (Bishkek Time)
9 km (5 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 18 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 18:09 (Bishkek Time)
14 km (8 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 19 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 19:26 (Bishkek Time)
12 km (7 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 19 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 19:36 (Bishkek Time)
5 km (2.9 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 20 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 19:47 (Bishkek Time)
14 km (8 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 20 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 20:08 (Bishkek Time)
4 km (2.7 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 23 hrs later
Jan 23, 2024 23:25 (Bishkek Time)
2.4 km (1.5 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 01:11 (Bishkek Time)
10 km (6 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 01:20 (Bishkek Time)
25 km (15 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 01:40 (Bishkek Time)
19 km (11 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.2 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 02:38 (Bishkek Time)
16 km (10 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 03:50 (Bishkek Time)
21 km (13 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 04:23 (Bishkek Time)
13 km (8 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 2.5 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 05:08 (Bishkek Time)
51 km (32 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 05:27 (Bishkek Time)
22 km (14 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 05:50 (Bishkek Time)
8 km (5 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 05:54 (Bishkek Time)
13 km (8 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 06:15 (Bishkek Time)
8 km (5 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 06:32 (Bishkek Time)
10 km (6 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 07:35 (Bishkek Time)
24 km (15 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 07:59 (Bishkek Time)
28 km (17 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 08:16 (Bishkek Time)
4 km (2.3 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 08:16 (Bishkek Time)
73 km (45 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 08:54 (Bishkek Time)
6 km (4 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 09:56 (Bishkek Time)
5 km (3 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 1 day later
Jan 24, 2024 10:58 (Bishkek Time)
5 km (3 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Jan 24, 2024 15:43 (Bishkek Time)
11 km (7 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 2 days later
Jan 24, 2024 21:01 (Bishkek Time)
2.5 km (1.6 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 days later
Jan 24, 2024 21:04 (Bishkek Time)
8 km (5 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Jan 24, 2024 22:20 (Bishkek Time)
73 km (45 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 days later
Jan 24, 2024 22:20 (Bishkek Time)
3 km (2.1 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 2 days later
Jan 24, 2024 23:49 (Bishkek Time)
0.8 km (0.5 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 00:45 (Bishkek Time)
25 km (15 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 01:33 (Bishkek Time)
1.8 km (1.1 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 01:59 (Bishkek Time)
13 km (8 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 02:05 (Bishkek Time)
18 km (11 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 02:35 (Bishkek Time)
19 km (12 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 03:50 (Bishkek Time)
10 km (6 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 04:21 (Bishkek Time)
16 km (10 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 07:13 (Bishkek Time)
5 km (3 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 07:24 (Bishkek Time)
8 km (5 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 07:43 (Bishkek Time)
2.2 km (1.4 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 10:59 (Bishkek Time)
12 km (8 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 2 days later
Jan 25, 2024 11:00 (Bishkek Time)
19 km (12 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 3 days later
Jan 25, 2024 14:14 (Bishkek Time)
31 km (19 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 days later
Jan 25, 2024 15:00 (Bishkek Time)
19 km (12 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 2.9 3 days later
Jan 25, 2024 16:40 (Bishkek Time)
70 km (43 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Detected MAG2.5+ earthquakes within within 100km (62 mi), that occurred in the three days before and after the main shock.

More earthquakes coming?

The risk of aftershocks decreases rapidly over time. Usually, aftershocks are at least one order of magnitude lower than a main shock.

In only six percent of cases, significant earthquakes are followed by a larger main shock, making the current earthquake a foreshock. While the chance of this happening is not so large, it is adviced to maintain cautiousness in the hours and days following a major earthquake.

Read: How to Stay Safe during an Earthquake (cdc.gov).

This is an unusually powerful earthquake

No earthquake of this strength has struck this region for a long time. Our data goes back 10 years, and no earthquakes measuring a magnitude of 7 or higher have been detected within 300 km (186 mi) of this epicenter.

Low Tsunami Risk

DISCLAIMER: We strongly suggest to closely monitor advice from local authorities with regards to tsunami risks. Our analysis is based on automatically collected data from external sources, and these might contain mistakes. In addition, earthquakes can cause landslides that may lead to a tsunami, or be a followed by another, potentially stonger, earthquake.

There is a low tsunami risk following this earthquake, as it appears the epicenter was under land far away from the coast. However this was a very strong earthquake at a shallow depth that would have a very high risk at causing tsunami's if it would have occurred under sea. Stay cautious and monitor advice from local authorities.

Tsunami Risk Factors

Factor Under Sea? MAG-6.5 or stronger? Shallow depth?
Explanation Almost all tsunami's are caused by earthquakes with their epicenter under sea or very near the sea. However stay cautious in coastal areas as earthquakes on land may cause landslides into sea, potentially still causing a local tsunami. Under MAG 6.5: Very unlikely to cause a tsunami.
MAG 6.5 to 7.5: Destructive tsunami's do occur, but are uncommon. Likely to observe small sea level changes.
MAG 7.6+: Earthquakes with these magnitudes might produce destructive tsunami's.
Most destructive tsunami's are caused by shallow earthquakes with a depth between 0 and 100km under the surface of the earth. Deeper tsunami's are unlikely to displace to ocean floor.
This Earthquake Not this earthquake.
This earthquake appears to have struck on land far from any coast.
This earthquake had a magnitude of 7. Earthquakes of this strength could trigger a tsunami. This earthquake occurred at a depth of of 13 km (8 mi). Earthquakes this shallow could trigger a tsunami.

Sources

Last updated 03/03/24 03:08 (). This article contains currently available information about the earthquake and is automatically composed. We continue to update this article up to a few days after the earthquake occurred.

  1. US Geographic Society (USGS): Earthquake us7000lsze
  2. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC): Earthquake 20240122_0000109
  3. Geonames.org: World Cities Database
  4. Google Maps: Static API
  5. Earthquakelist.org: Historic Earthquakes Database

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