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Emergencies ministry reports magnitude 6 earthquake in Uzbekistan

No destruction of casualties were reported

TASHKENT, May 12./TASS/. Magnitude 6 earthquake has rocked Uzbekistan’s south, it was felt across the republic, the Center of Seismic Forecasting Monitoring at the Uzbek Ministry for Emergency Situation told TASS on Thursday.

"A quake occurred in Uzbekistan at 15:27 Tashkent time (13:27 Moscow time) on May 12, 2022. The magnitude was 6 in the epicenter, the Bousun district of the Surkhandarya region, while the depth was 15 kilometers," the center said. "The distance from the epicenter to Tashkent is 411 kilometer in the southwestern direction," the report said.

The power of earthquake shocks in the Surkhandarya, Kashkadarya and Samarkand regions was 4-5, 4 and 3-4 points accordingly. In the Dzhizak, Navoi, Bukhara, Syrdarya, Tashkent and Fergana regions as well as in the city of Tashkent, their magnitude was two to three points.

No destruction of casualties were reported.