(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 north northeast of Kulob at a depth of 6.2 miles, USGS said.

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

(Editing by Vicki Allen)

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