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TAJIKISTAN earthquake rocks Central Asia

An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude struck in Tajikistan, shaking buildings as far away as the Indian capital of New Delhi and in Pakistan, the US Geological Survey and witnesses said.

The epicentre of the quake was 111km southwest of Karakul, a sparsely populated mountainous area, at a depth of 28km, the US Geological Survey said.

A spokesman for Tajikistan's Emergencies Committee said it had no information so far on any casualties or damage from the quake. Read the full story

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