An earthquake measuring 6.0 points on the open-ended Richter scale was registered in southern Kyrgyzstan in the small hours of Tuesday, January 1, spokespeople for the press service of Kyrgyzstani Ministry for Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass.

There have been no reports on victims.

"Early data indicates several buildings were damaged, and a school building collapsed in the village of Kara-Sogot, Osh region," a spokesman said. "More detailed information will be known later."

This is the third earthquake in Kyrgyzstan's southern areas since the morning of Monday, December 31.

The epicenters of both previous quakes were located on the territory of neighboring Uzbekistan.