August 10, 2018 / 1:18 PM / 6 months ago

UPDATE 1-Currency volatility gauges ignite as Turkish lira turmoil spreads

(Updates moves, adds graphic, detail on Russia rouble, South Africa rand)

By Marc Jones

Aug 10 (Reuters) - Currency volatility gauges erupted across FX markets on Friday, as a 12 percent crash in Turkey's lira triggered a global wave of turbulence.

Lira one-week implied volatility spiked to a record high of over 60 while the one and three-month equivalents both surged to their highest since global financial meltdown of 2008 .

There was a wider market spillover too, in other sensitive emerging market currencies such as the South African rand and Russian rouble most prominantly, but also among many major FX pairs market.

Euro-dollar and euro-yen one-week, one-month and three-month implied volatility levels all jumped to their highest in six weeks , while sterling-dollar 3 month levels hit a five-month high as Brexit nerves compounded the problem.

Reporting by Marc Jones and Tom Finn; editing by Helen Reid

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