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Duration2006/07/29 An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale killed at least three children and left more than a thousand people without shelter in the south of Tajikistan, the Emergencies Ministry said on Sunday. The earthquake, whose epicentre was in northern Afghanistan about 180 km (112 miles) south of the Tajik capital Dushanbe, hit at 3:57 pm (1057 GMT) on Saturday
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  • Reuters AlertNet 2006/08/02
    ANKARA, 2 August (IRIN) - More than 10,000 people are receiving emergency aid after two moderate earthquakes jolted the south of Tajikistan at the weekend, the country's Emergency Ministry said on Wednesday.
  • OCHA Situation Report No.1 2006/07/31
    Tajikistan has been hit by two earthquakes, on the morning and afternoon of Saturday 29 July 2006. At 5 a.m., an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale affected at least five settlements in Kumsanir District and Panj Jamoat (Dusti (the district centre), Villages no. 6 and no. 8, Sholikori, and Zamini Now) close to the Afghan border..
  • IRIN news 2006/08/01
    ANKARA, 31 Jul 2006 (IRIN) - At least three people are dead, 19 people seriously injured and 9,000 homeless after two earthquakes struck southeastern Tajikistan at the weekend, emergency officials confirmed on Monday.
  • USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
    Saturday, July29, 2006 at 3:57(PM) local time
    55 km (35 miles) E of Shaartuz, Tajikistan
    115 km (70 miles) SW of Kulob (Kulyab), Tajikistan
  • Reueters News 2006/07/30
    At least 19 people were injured and some were in a serious condition. A Reuters witness said the quake had almost completely destroyed three villages, including Zamini Nav, in Tajikistan's Qumsangir district near the border with Afghanistan.
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