A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit japanese Tajikistan on Thursday, the US Geological Survey stated. The quake struck round 5:37 am native time (0037 GMT) at a depth of about 20.5 km (12.7 miles).
USGS estimated that “little or no inhabitants” might be uncovered to landslides from the quake.
Its epicentre gave the impression to be in Gorno-Badakhshan, a semi-autonomous japanese area that borders Afghanistan and China.
A 5.0-magnitude aftershock hit the world about 20 minutes after the preliminary quake.
The sparsely populated territory is surrounded by the towering Pamir Mountains.
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