Kyrgyzstan is landlocked mountainous nation of around five million people, which borders China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The total area of high mountainous terrain, alpine meadows and pastures exceeds 70% of the Republic’s territory, whereas the greater part of the Kyrgyz Republic is occupied by the Tien-Shan mountains. Kyrgyzstan is a highly active seismic region and has been shaken by numerous significant earthquakes as a consequence of the ongoing collision between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.
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Teshebaeva, K., Sudhaus, H., Wetzel, H. U., Echtler, H., Zubovich, A., & Roessner, S. (2013, October). Radar remote sensing for surveying and monitoring of earthquakes and mass movements in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Inand Young Researchers’ Forum.