7.2M quake strikes Tajikistan, at least 1 dead


DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Tajikistan on Monday, US experts said, and state television said one person was killed ten were injured. The tremor hit at 7:50 GMT in the Central Asian country, some 109 kilometers west of the town of Murghob at a depth of 28 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said. The driver of a truck died as the result of a landslide triggered by the quake, state television said. The quake was also felt in the capital of neighboring Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty to the north, as well as northern parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to the south.



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