5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, May 16 (Xinhua) -- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred in Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ministry of Emergencies reported Tuesday.
The seismic station of the Institute of Seismology of Kyrgyzstan registered the earthquake in a mountain ridge in the southwest area of the country.
There are so far no victims or damages, the report said.
In early May, a quake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale occurred in the south of Kyrgyzstan, damaging more than 900 houses. More than 3,000 people were relocated.[ Editor: meng ]