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No Major Damage Reported After 6.0 Earthquake Hits Kyrgyzstan


(RFE/RL) January 9, 2007 -- An earthquake that measured 6.0 magnitude rocked southern Kyrgyzstan on January 8 but did not cause large-scale damage or injuries.


The country's Emergency Situations Ministry said the quake, in the southern Batken province, did not cause large-scale damage or injuries.


The epicenter was registered in the Turkistan mountains near the border with Tajikistan.


Tremors could be felt in the town of Kyzyl-Kya, and the city of Osh.

RFE/RL Central Asia Report


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