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6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes eastern Tajikistan

A earthquake A magnitude 6.8 tremor struck eastern Tajikistanreported the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The movement was felt at 05:37 local time (0037 GMT) and its epicenter had a depth of about 20.5 kilometers, added the USGS.

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He anticipated that “little or no population” will be exposed to landslides by the earthquake, whose epicenter seemed to be located in Upper Badakhshanan eastern semi-autonomous province bordering Afghanistan and China.

A magnitude 5.0 aftershock was felt in the region about 20 minutes after the initial quake.

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The sparsely populated territory borders the pamir mountain range.

Source: Elcomercio

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