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Earthquake Hits Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

July 31, 2006 -- A mild earthquake shook Kyrgyzstan and parts of southern Kazakhstan overnight.

There are no reports of injuries in the earthquake, which was reported as being about magnitude 5.

The quake caused officials in southern Kyrgyzstan, the quake's epicenter, to shut down supplies of hydro-electric power to areas in the south of the country.

Repairs crews are checking for damage to the Toktogul reservoir and hydroelectric station, some 30 kilometers from the quake's epicenter.

No damage has been reported in Kazakhstan's Taraz region.

Uzbekistan has also not reported any damage.


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