Powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake rattles eastern Tajikistan

A powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck eastern Tajikistan early Thursday, officials with the US Geological Survey have confirmed.

Iran Press/ Asia: In 2015 the deadliest earthquake to strike within 300 kilometers of Murghob, Tajikistan was a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that resulted in 399 casualties.

In 1911 a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the area, leading to 90 casualties.


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