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Earthquake Strikes Siberia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 shook southwestern Siberia on Sunday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, emergency officials said.

Residents said objects tumbled off shelves, windows rattled and chandeliers swayed during the quake, RIA-Novosti reported.

The earthquake hit about 100 kilometers east of Kyzyl, the capital of the republic of Tuva.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 11.7 kilometers below the surface. It was felt across a broad swath of southeastern Siberia.


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