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7.2m earthquake strikes Tajikistan near border with China



Residents walk along huge cracks in a road after an earthquake struck Bohol province, central Philippines

An earthquake of about 7.2 magnitudes shook Tajikistan on Thursday at 8:37 a.m.

(0037 GMT) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), according to Chinese state television CCTV, citing the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter is about 82 kilometers from the nearest Chinese border and was felt strongly in some areas of China’s western Xinjiang region, including Kashgar and Artux, according to CCTV.

According to state media Xinhua, power supply and communication remained normal in Kashgar.


According to state media, the Xinjiang railroad department has halted passenger trains on the Aksu-Kashgar section of the Southern Xinjiang railway.

According to CCTV, local authorities were inspecting bridges, tunnels, and signal equipment.



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