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    Magnitude 4.5 Quake Shakes Central Kazakhstan

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    A 4.5-magnitude earthquake occurred in central Kazakhstan early Monday morning, the experimental and methodological expedition of the country’s Ministry of Education and Science said in a statement.

    ALMATY (Sputnik) – The central Kazakhstan’s Karagandy region was hit on Monday by a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, according to the statement.

    “The earthquake’s epicenter is located 456 kilometers [over 283 miles] north of the city Almaty in the territory of Kazakhstan. The depth [of the epicenter] is 35 kilometers,” the statement said.

    The tremors were registered at 7:22 a.m. local time (01:22 GMT).

    There are no reports about damages and casualties.


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