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SOCHI, December 23 (Itar-Tass) — An earthquake that hit the North Caucasus on Sunday did not affect facilities that are being built in the run up to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi, an official in the state corporation Olympstroy told Itar-Tass.
All sports and other infrastructure are built to resist a 9-magnitude quake.
The quake with the epicenter located approximately 30 kilometers northwest of the Black Sea city of Poti in western Georgia was also felt in Russia’s Krasnodar, Stavropol territories, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia.
According to Sochi’s seismic station, tremors reached 5.7 points in the resort.
No victims and destructions were reported.