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UPDATE 1-Tajikistan earthquake kills five-emergency committee

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July 10 (Reuters) – An earthquake in Tajikistan has killed five people, the Tajik Emergency Situations Committee said on Saturday, with the epicenter 165 kilometers northeast of the capital Dushanbe.

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck 27km (17 miles) east of Rasht, Tajikistan, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

It was at a depth of 40 km, and it was also about 153 km southeast of Hujand in Tajikistan, according to the EMSC. (Report by Shubham Kalia; additional reporting by Nazarali Pirnazarov in Dushanbe; Editing by Tom Hogue and Toby Chopra)