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Strong earthquake hits Russia’s republic of Yakutia

February 14, 2013, 19:43 UTC+3
Earth tremors were also felt in the administrative centre of the district, Belaya Gora, some 150 kilometers away from the epicenter
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VLADIVOSTOK, February 14 (Itar-Tass) – The epicenter of today’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Russia’s Siberian republic of Yakutia was located 54 kilometers away from the settlement of Syagannakh, a spokesman for the republican emergencies administration said on Thursday.

No damages were reported from Syagannakh. “Houses there are made of wood. None was damaged,” the spokesman said.

Earth tremors were also felt in the administrative centre of the district, Belaya Gora, some 150 kilometers away from the epicenter.

The earthquake was registered at 17:13 Moscow time (00:13 a.m. local time on February 15). The focus of the quake lied at a depth of ten kilometers.

 

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