News Alerts

24 Jan 2020 | 10:12 AM UTC

Tajikistan: Two earthquakes strike east of Karakendzha January 24

Tajikistan News Alert

Two earthquakes hit east of Karakendzha January 24; additional aftershocks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 1/27/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dushanbe). COUNTRY/REGION Tajikistan


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded two earthquakes around 10 km (6 mi) east and south of Karakendzha on Friday, January 24. The first, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake, struck at 12:09 (local time). The second, recorded at 5.0-magnitude, struck at 12:14. There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant infrastructure damages.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days. 


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news