Tajikistan: 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Tajikistan


On Sunday about 11:30 a.m., Tajikistan in Central Asia experienced a 4.4-magnitude earthquake. The earthquake struck the country at a depth of 170 Km, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

Only a few hours prior, a violent earthquake that slammed southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday claimed at least 15 lives, buried others under debris, and dispatched rescue crews into streets littered with broken objects and downed power lines.

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey, struck close to the Pacific Coast, around 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Guayaquil, the second-largest city in Ecuador. One person perished in Peru and 14 others perished in Ecuador as a result of the earthquake, while at least 126 people were injured, according to local officials.