4.7 earthquake in Tajikistan


23.03.11.Na eastern Tajikistan on Wednesday morning, an earthquake of magnitude 4.7 that covered part of the Tajik Pamirs and neighboring Afghanistan.
The epicenter was located 350 kilometers southeast of Dushanbe in the Hindu Kush mountain range. This was reported in Dushanbe seismic station.
Weak tremors were felt in Khorog, the administrative center of the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous republics and several surrounding communities. Destruction and casualties, according to the Tajik Committee of Emergency Situations, no.

Since the beginning of the week is the second earthquake. The first magnitude 5.5 occurred on March 21 in the south-eastern section of the Tajik-Afghan border. In Tajikistan, the annual average is about two thousand aftershocks, most of which people, because of their low-power do not feel.

However, in a recent exclusive interview with Tajik scientist, a seismologist with the world-renowned academician Sabit Negmatullaev not rule out that "closer to 2020," an earthquake of high power, comparable to the Japanese, and can proyzoyti in the Pamir-Hindu Kush mountain knot ", ITAR TASS.

According to the newspaper VIEW, strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Tajikistan on 24 January.


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