Added on : 2023-02-23 11:44:18
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Tajikistan on Thursday, said the US Geological survey (USGS). The earthquake struck around 5:37 am local time at a depth of about 20.5 km.
The epicentre of the quake was near the Gorno-Badakhshan area - a semi-autonomous eastern region that borders Afghanistan and China. The territory is sparsely populated and is surrounded by the towering Pamir Mountains.