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4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Tajikistan

19/03/2023 08:40 PM | Click to read full article

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Central Asia's Tajikistan on Sunday around 11:30 am at a depth of 170 km. This earthquake came just a few hours after a deadly earthquake struck southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday, sending rescue teams out into streets littered with debris and fallen power lines. According to the US Geological Survey, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred approx 80 kilometres south of Guayaquil, the second-largest city in Ecuador.