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Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan: 6.6 Earthquake Death Toll

In the world of quake tracking: looks like a magnitude 8 earthquake struck Kyrgyzstan last night. The death toll stands at at least 58. Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry spokesman from the capital Bishkek Konstantin Yashin told bloomberg news that 120 buildings were destroyed and 60 people have died. He also reported the epicenter was in Tajikistan, which is southwest of Kyrgyzstan and north of Afghanistan, although the usgs is reporting it as 30 miles NNE of Tajikistan.


Also, a 5.7 quake hit northwestern China around the same time. The USGS says the magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the northwestern Chinese region just after midnight in the Xinjiang region near China’s border with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in the country of Wuqia. There is no mention any damage or injuries from the China earthquake.

October 6, 2008
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