Strong earthquake hit Tajikistan

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Strong earthquake occurred in mountain region in Tajikistan on  May 12, 2012 at 23:28:43 UTC (04:28:43 AM local time – it was the Tajik night at the moment of earthquake).  Tavildara, a village with approx. 500 inhabitants is at a distance of 10 km from the epicenter. Ezgand is another village very close to the epicenter. Epicenter was located 99 km (61 miles) NNE of Kulob (Kulyab), Tajikistan, 143 km (88 miles) E of DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 158 km (98 miles) SSE of Suluktu (Sulyukta), Kyrgyzstan, 164 km (101 miles) NW of Khorugh, Tajikistan.

Preliminary data considering the magnitude range from 5.7 to 6.3. EMSC recorded magnitude 6.3, 6.0, 5.7 at depth of 30 4km (2,5 miles). USGS recorded depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

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