6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Tajikistan, know extra referring to the nation which lies in active seismic belt

The earthquake struck the Tajikistan-Xinjiang border set at a depth of 86 km (53.4 miles).


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Up up to now: Feb 13, 2021, 12: 09 AM IST

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit Tajikistan late Friday evening. Solid tremors had been felt all the tactic in which throughout the north Indian subcontinent with tremors in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, the Delhi-NCR and Uttarakhand.

The earthquake struck the Tajikistan-Xinjiang border set at a depth of 86 km (53.4 miles). The trouble of the epicenter is largely unpopulated mountain terrain, share of the mighty Pamir mountains. It is miles located in the Badakhshan National Park, share of the Gorno-Badakhshan Self reliant Oblast (GBAO) in southeastern Tajikistan.

The quake became felt by millions of folks in particular in the denser-populated areas of northern Pakistan and India.

The entire southern Central Asian set, including Tajikistan, lies in an active seismic belt the set excessive earthquakes are total. Seismologists have prolonged studied the set, in particular in connection with the big hydroelectric dams and other public works in the hassle.

Tajikistan is a nation in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It be known for rugged mountains, trendy for mountain mountain climbing and mountain climbing. The Fann Mountains, advance the nationwide capital Dushanbe, have snow-capped peaks that upward thrust over 5,000 meters. The diversity encompasses the Iskanderkulsky Nature Refuge, a considerable chicken habitat named for Iskanderkul, a turquoise lake formed by glaciers.

Tajikistan encompasses the least amount of land amongst the five Central Asian states, however by manner of elevation it surpasses all of them, enclosing extra and greater mountains than any other nation in the set. Tajikistan became a constituent (union) republic of the Soviet Union from 1929 till its independence in 1991. The capital is Dushanbe.

Several ethnic ties and commence air influences complicate Tajikistan’s nationwide identity to a greater extent than in other Central Asian republics.

Better than 9-tenths of Tajikistan’s territory is mountainous; about half of lies 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) or extra above sea level.

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