An earthquake struck Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan yesterday, near the city of Ferghana.
At least 13 people in Uzbekistan have been killed in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake centred in Kyrgyzstan near the two countries’ border.
The Uzbek emergency ministry said the quake, in the Ferghana valley, also injured 86 people.
Early reports are that some of the older buildings were damaged or destroyed both in Ferghana and in the Kyrgyz city of Batken (Batken is the site of a growing dispute over water and property rights).
Details remain fairly sketchy beyond the basics, but as more comes in, we’ll update.