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An earthquake struck Tajikistan today, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of Karakul. The preliminary magnitude was 5.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

21 Jun 2011 14:47:36 UTC

21 Jun 2011 07:47:36 near epicenter

Location: 39.235 N, 72.559 E

Depth: 6.3 miles (10.2 km)

Distances from epicenter:

80 km (49 miles) SW of Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan

90 km (55 miles) WNW of Karakul, Tajikistan

144 km (89 miles) SSE of Farghona (Fergana), Uzbekistan

335 km (208 miles) ENE of DUSHANBE, Tajikistan

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.