Earthquake felt in Shymkent and Taraz

news-id-109562" style="display:inline;">Residents of Shymkent took to the streets, feeling strong tremors, reports.

According to netizens, the earthquake was palpable, with chandeliers shaking in apartments.

“People have a very strong panic. We live on the fourth floor, my husband was at work, I am alone with four children, one of them is nursing. The elders were in the nursery, the baby was with me. Everything was shaking in the kitchen, words can not describe. About a minute- two were shaking, but very strongly. Neighbors came running and helped. We didn’t get into the elevator, we went down the stairs. All the residents of our houses went out into the street, as the houses were in emergency condition. They shake even in the wind, not like an earthquake, “she said Aziza, a resident of Shymkent.

According to the network of seismic stations of SOME LLP of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, an earthquake was registered on March 21 at 22:47:30 Almaty time.

The epicenter of the earthquake is located 848 kilometers southwest of Almaty in Afghanistan.

The energy class of the earthquake is 16.1.

Magnitude MPV – 7.8.

The epicenter lay at a depth of 120 kilometers.

Perceptibility information (according to MSK-64 scale): Shymkent, Taraz 3 points.

According to media reports, the tremors were also felt in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, India and Pakistan.

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