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Quake jolts Kyrgyzstan; no casualties reported

india Updated: Dec 26, 2006 12:06 IST
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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck northern Kyrgyzstan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

The quake, which occurred at about 2 am, was centered in the border area between the Naryn and Issyk-Kul regions.

Russia's ITAR-Tass new agency reported.

The US National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado, said the quake registered 5.8 on the Richter scale and occurred at a depth of 6 miles (9.7 kilometres).

While there were no immediate reports of casualties, ITAR-Tass reported.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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