Earthquake near Tajikistan-China border | CTV News

Beijing –

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook a sparsely populated remote region of Tajikistan near China’s westernmost Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region early Thursday morning.

According to the US Geological Survey, it lies 67 kilometers (41 miles) west of Murgob, Tajikistan, 20 kilometers (12 miles) underground.

Mugrob is a provincial capital with a population of several thousand in the Pamir Plateau.

The quake was strongly felt across the border in parts of Kashgar and Kyzyl-Kyrgyzstan in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, but no casualties or damages were reported so far, state media CCTV said, citing local sources. said, citing an official.

According to the China Earthquake Network Center, the magnitude of the quake was 7.2 on the magnitude scale and 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep. Measurements by different institutions often differ.

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