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Small Earthquake Shakes Black Sea Coast

A magnitude-4.8 earthquake was registered off the Black Sea coast, frightening locals but causing minimal damage.

The epicenter of the quake, which took place Monday about 9 p.m., was roughly 5.5 kilometers west of Anapa and 125 kilometers from Krasnodar, RIA-Novosti reported, citing geologists at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The report said residents reported shock waves in the Krasnodar region municipalities of Novorossiisk, Krymsk and Gelendzhik, all of which were swamped by devastating flash flooding in early July.

By Tuesday, no casualties or major destruction had been reported.

(MT)

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