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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.

Editor & Publisher : Dr Dhimant Purohit


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