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Magnitude-5.6 Earthquake Rattles Eastern Siberia

An earthquake registered at magnitude 5.6 near its epicenter rattled the Russian region of Khakassia in eastern Siberia early Sunday morning.

A state of emergency has been declared in the region, though no fatalities have been reported so far, Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement.

The town of Gorevo, where the highest magnitude was recorded just before 2 a.m., is believed to be 17 kilometers from the quake's epicenter, the statement said.

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