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    5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Russia's Ural Mountains Region

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    An earthquake has struck Katav-Ivanovsky District in Russia's Ural Mountains. According to the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, no deaths or injuries have been reported.

    Underground shocks were recorded at 03:58 local time (01:58 MSK); the epicenter was in Katav-Ivanovsky District in the west of Chelyabinsk Region. It originated at a depth of ten kilometers.

    According to the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.4.

    ​"This incident did not affect the production of enterprises. There are no dead or injured," the rescue department said.

    ​Special working groups will inspect socially important facilities, as well as infrastructure and residential buildings in the area where the quake was registered.

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