4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Tajikistan

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan on Sunday at 11: 30 am.

India Today World Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 19, 2023 12:51 IST

No casualties or damage to property have been declared so far. (Representative image)

By India Today World Desk: An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Central Asia’s Tajikistan on Sunday around 11:30 am.

According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the quake hit the nation at a depth of 170 Km.

However, no casualties or damage to property have been reported so far.

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This earthquake came just a few hours after a deadly earthquake struck southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday, killing at least 15 people, trapping others under rubble, and sending rescue teams out into streets littered with debris and fallen power lines.

According to the US Geological Survey, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred near the Pacific Coast, approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Guayaquil, the second largest city in Ecuador. The earthquake resulted in the death of one person in Peru and 14 others in Ecuador, with at least 126 people reported injured by local authorities.

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