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    An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale has struck northern Kyrgyzstan damaging at least 6,000 buildings but causing no human injuries, local rescue services said Wednesday.

    BISHKEK, December 27 (RIA Novosti) - An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale has struck northern Kyrgyzstan damaging at least 6,000 buildings but causing no human injuries, local rescue services said Wednesday.

    A rescue service official said the quake razed to the ground ten out of 13,800 residential buildings in the Kochkorsky region Tuesday, partially damaged 518, and slightly hit the remaining buildings - administrative offices, maternity centers, schools and kindergartens.

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