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SOCHI, December 26 (Itar-Tass) - The authorities in Sochi have called on the residents and guests of the resort city not to believe rumors that a stronger earthquake is allegedly coming.
"An earthquake measuring 5.5 points occurred in the Black Sea 154 km away from Sochi closer to the territory of Georgia. No casualties or destruction have been reported. All life-support services are operating normally. Experts say that the dynamics of seismic activity is on decline,” the Sochi mayor’s office said in its statement.
The Sochi administration has described rumors about a stronger earthquake as a provocation. The authorities urged the Sochi residents to stay calm and not be panicky. "Law enforcers will resolutely thwart any attempts of provocations and speculations about possible earthquakes,” the mayor’s office emphasized.