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    Kazakhstan Hit by 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake - Interior Ministry

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    ALMATY (Sputnik) - A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Kazakhstan's Almaty Region on Sunday, a representative from the country's interior ministry told Sputnik.

    "The earthquake's energy class was 12.8, magnitude — 5.4, depth — 5 kilometres [3.1 miles]", the representative said.

    The earthquake occurred at 5:07 a.m. (23:00 GMT) and the epicentre was 145 kilometres northeast of the country's largest city Almaty.

    ​No casualties or damage have so far been reported.

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