Tajikistan Earthquake: There were strong tremors of earthquake in Tajikistan on Thursday morning. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 6.8 on the Richter scale. According to the information, the effect of the earthquake has also been felt in the areas adjacent to China. According to reports, about 20 minutes after the initial tremors, another aftershock of magnitude 5.0 occurred.
According to the United States Geological Survey, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake occurred in Tajikistan at 6.07 am. The effect of earthquake tremors was seen near the border with China. The epicenter of the earthquake was near the Gorno-Badakhshan region, which borders Afghanistan and China. The region is sparsely populated and surrounded by the towering Pamir Mountains.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred 67 km west of Murghob in Tajikistan: USGS
— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2023
Earthquake tremors in Afghanistan too
According to the National Center for Seismology, earthquake tremors have occurred in Afghanistan. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 5.2 on the Richter scale. According to the information, the tremors of the earthquake were felt at 06:07 in the morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 265 km from Faizabad.
Earthquake of Magnitude:5.2, Occurred on 23-02-2023, 07:05:59 IST, Lat: 37.97 & Long: 73.52, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 279km ENE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/W7NtyIONXe @Indiametdept @ndmaindia @DDNewslive @Dr_Mishra1966 pic.twitter.com/xTujUSQ86C
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) February 23, 2023
Earthquake wreaks havoc in Turkey, Syria
Let us tell you that on February 6, the earthquake in Turkey and Syria has caused huge devastation. There was an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude in both the countries. So far more than 46000 people have died in both the countries due to the earthquake while thousands of people have become homeless. More than 2 lakh buildings were completely destroyed by the earthquake in Turkey. At the same time, there was a huge devastation in Syria due to the earthquake.