World: 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Tajikistan near border with China
by The Canadian Parvasi
A Sparsely populated and remote region of Tajikistan nearby China’s far western Xinjiang region, on Thursday, witnessed a 6.8 magnitude earthquake.
The quake, which reportedly occurred 67 kilometres west of Murghob, Tajikistan early Thursday, was 20 kilometres underground, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicentre of the earthquake is said to be 82 km from the nearest border with China.