Over 100 houses destroyed in Tajikistan earthquake
More than 100 houses were totally destroyed and 256 partially in Tajikistan as a result of three tremors recorded over the last few days, RIA Novosti reported on Nov. 11.
"The epicentre of the tremors was in the Rudaki district, 21-26 kilometres south-east of Dushanbe. Some 104 houses were totally destroyed and 256 partially," head of the Emergency Situations and Civil Defense Committee's press service, Orif Nozimov told journalists.
According to him, at the moment a special commission is working at the site to evaluate the consequences of the disaster. The Geophysical Service of the Academy of Sciences said that over the past few days Tajikistan experienced three major earthquakes.
According to seismologists, the last one of a 4.0 magnitude was recorded on Monday at 07:05 (local time). The epicentre was located 21 kilometres south-east of Dushanbe, in the Rudaki district.
An earthquake of 5.0 magnitudes also occurred at the same site on Sunday at 17:03 local time. The first earthquake in Tajikistan with the epicentre in the same district was recorded on Sunday at 10:15 (local time). The magnitude at the epicentre was 5.0.