Tajikistan

REACT Situation report No.4 Earthquake in Vanj District, GBAO Province, Tajikistan

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Regular tremors continue in Vanj district. The average tremor magnitude is 3 on the Richter scale. Though small in magnitude, the frequency of these tremors and associated noise cause considerable concern by the local population. Due to the continued tremors people are not sure that it is safe to sleep inside. A 4 Richter scale tremor happened on 9 January 2010 close to the epicenter of an earthquake occurred on 2 January 2010 and resulted in an increased the number of totally destroyed houses.

The tremor also caused another rock-fall and blocked 3 km of road at kilometer 481 of Dushanbe-Khorog road. Roads are being cleaned every day but the risk of rock fall remains high and the stretch of the road between Jamoat Vanj and Jamoat Yazgulom is hazardous.