May 12, 2012 / 11:56 PM / 5 years ago

Moderate earthquake hits Tajikistan - USGS

(Reuters) - A moderate earthquake of 5.7 magnitude struck near Kulob, Tajikistan, early on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake hit 62 miles (100 kilometres) north northeast of Kulob at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), USGS said.

(Americas Desk, Washington, 202-898-8457)

Editing by Vicki Allen

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