An earthquake of magnitude 5 occurred near Dushanbe in 17.55 (15.55 GMT), data on victims and destructions yet, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Committee of emergency situations Umeda Yusufi.

"the Epicenter of the quake of magnitude 5 was five kilometers East of Dushanbe near the town of Vahdat," – said the Agency interlocutor.

According to her, in Dushanbe, the earthquake magnitude was 4.

"Information about the victims and destructions did not arrive yet," said Yusufi.

The earthquake was preceded by a strong underground rumble, as reported by users of social networks. Many talked about the fact that the cabinets were falling dishes, books and much swayed chandeliers.