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7.2 Magnitude Earthquake on China-Tajikistan Border

7.2 magnitude earthquake on China-Tajikistan border

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred on the China-Tajikistan border. The US Geological Survey noted that the epicenter of the earthquake was 67 kilometers west of the city of Murghob.

According to the statement made by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), a 7.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded near the border between the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China and the Mountainous Badakhshan Autonomous Region in eastern Tajikistan.


The US Geological Survey (USGS), on the other hand, measured the magnitude of the earthquake as 6.8 and noted that its epicenter was 67 kilometers west of the city of Murghob, located on the Tajikistan side of the border.

Earthquake on China


In the statement made by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan, it was stated that the earthquake that occurred at around 06.37 in the east of Tajikistan was felt in the Bor-Dobo village of Alay District with a magnitude of 4.5. It is 4 in size in Osh Region and Nura and Erkestam villages of Kyrgyzstan. After the earthquake, which was also felt in the capital Bishkek, it was seen that some citizens poured into the streets from the buildings. The National Academy of Sciences Seismology Institute announced the magnitude of the earthquake at the epicenter as 8.

Gül Demirci

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