6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Tajikistan Near China Border

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BEIJING, Feb 23: A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook part of Tajikistan early Thursday, February 23, 2023, near China’s far western Xinjiang region.

It was 67 km west of Murghob, Tajikistan and 20 km deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The area is remote and lightly populated.

China Earthquake Networks Center said the quake was 7.2 magnitude and 10 km deep. Preliminary seismic measurements by different agencies often differ.

Further information was not immediately available.

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