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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hits Kazakh-Kyrgyz border

Astana, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The National Scientific Center for Seismological Observations and Research at the Kazakh Ministry of Emergency Situations reported on Monday that a 5.7-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Specialists recorded the earthquake at 09:12 hours, local time. The epicenter was located 194 kilometers southeast of Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan and the most populous city of this Central Asian country.

The scientific center also informed that the hypocenter of the earth tremor was detected at a depth of 10 kilometers under the mountain range that separates Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan.

The Ministry for Emergency Situations announced on its Telegram channel that no casualties or destruction had been reported, and recalled that the earthquake’s area was quite far from the main urban centers of both Central Asian countries.

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