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Strong quake hits Russia

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Moscow - A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook Thursday the remote and largely uninhabited Sakha region in Russia's Far East, ITAR-TASS quoted the local emergency ministry service as saying.

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(File image) A seismologist indicates the strength of an earthquake on a graph.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, whose epicentre was recorded 300 kilometres (185 miles) north of the village of Ust-Nera.

The quake struck 10 kilometres (six miles) below ground at 5:13

Moscow time, the Sakha emergency ministry said. - Sapa-AFP

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