"Nothing happens unexpectedly, everything has an indication, we just have to observe the connections."
This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.
Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.
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The earthquake happened inTajikistan, Region of Dushanbe. The nearest places are Markansu (24km), and Bordaba (24km).
The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest protected areas are Pamirsky (29km), and Karakul Lake (40km).
For logistics, the following access points are nearby. There are no known airports nearby. There are no known ports nearby.
The maximum altitude nearby is 7000m. The area has steep slopes (up to 70 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.
The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.
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