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Powerful earthquake in Afghanistan and Tajikistan, measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale

According to the US Geological Survey, a very strong earthquake occurred in Tajikistan on Thursday morning. This earthquake was very powerful. Earth shook on Thursday morning near Xinjiang province on the far western border of Tajikistan and China. The epicentre of this earthquake was 20 km deep.

New Delhi: A strong earthquake has occurred in Tajikistan. How powerful this earthquake is can be gauged from the fact that its intensity on the Richter scale has been estimated at 6.8.


The epicentre of the earthquake was 67 km west of Murghob in Tajikistan. According to the US Geological Survey, this earthquake was extremely powerful. Earth shook on Thursday morning near Xinjiang province on the far western border of Tajikistan and China. The epicentre of this earthquake was 20 km deep. According to the information, this area is not very populated.


The earthquake in Afghanistan occurred on Thursday morning at 6.07 minutes. The epicentre of the earthquake is located 265 km from Faizabad. According to USGS, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred in Tajikistan at 6.07 am. The effect of earthquakes has been seen near the border with China.


On the other hand, the China Earthquake Network Center said that the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.2 and its depth was 10 kilometres below the ground. However, early seismic measurements by different seismological agencies often differ. More information about the earthquake has not been received yet. Although the earthquake is quite strong, it is feared that there may be a loss of life and property on a large scale.


Earthquake tremors in turkey

Earthquake tremors were felt in Antioch, Turkey at 04.42 am on Thursday local time. The intensity of the earthquake was 4.2. Earlier this month, earthquakes caused devastation in Turkey and Syria. Turkey and Syria were hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on February 6. So far, more than 46 thousand people have lost their lives in both countries. In Turkey alone, more than 2 lakh apartments were destroyed by the earthquake. NDRF, medical team, medicines and relief materials were sent from India to Turkey for help in the earthquake. Who worked there consciously and got praise for his work all over the world.


Know how much damage is done by the intensity of an earthquake?

  • When an earthquake occurs on the 0 to 1.9 Richter scale, it is known only by a seismograph.

  • Mild tremors occur when an earthquake occurs on the 2 to 2.9 Richter scale.

  • When an earthquake on the 3 to 3.9 Richter scale occurs, it is as if a truck passes near you.

  • An earthquake of 4 to 4.9 on the Richter scale can shatter windows. Frames hanging on walls can fall.

  • Furniture can move when an earthquake occurs on the 5 to 5.9 Richter scale.

  • The foundations of buildings can crack when an earthquake occurs on the 6 to 6.9 Richter scale. There may be damage to the upper floors.

  • Buildings collapse when an earthquake occurs on the 7 to 7.9 Richter scale. Pipes burst inside the ground.

  • When earthquakes occur on the 8 to 8.9 Richter scale, large bridges including buildings also collapse.

  • Complete devastation when an earthquake occurs on the Richter scale of 9 and above. If someone is standing in the ground, he will see the earth swaying. Tsunami if the sea is near. In an earthquake, each scale of the Richter scale is 10 times more powerful than the previous scale.

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