According to the authorities, the magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred 27 kilometers (17 miles) east of Rush District.
According to the mountainous country’s authorities, at least five people died after the earthquake in eastern Tajikistan.
On Saturday morning, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred 27 kilometers (17 miles) east of Rush District.
The quake was also felt in the capital Dushanbe, about 165 kilometers (100 miles) southwest of the epicenter.
“Dozens of houses were destroyed,” the Tajikistan Emergency Committee said.
In the three villages of Tajikabad district where all the victims lived, “the power lines were also partially damaged”.
According to the committee and the national news agency Khovar, the earthquake occurred at 7:14 am (02:14 GMT) and the focal depth was 10 kilometers (6 miles).
According to Russian media reports, the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon ordered the establishment of an investigation committee headed by the Prime Minister of Tajikistan.