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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Siberia near the border with Mongolia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck the area is populated Tuva, located in southeastern Russia on Sunday.

The quake woke residents near the border with Mongolia, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was located about 90 kilometers east ofthe city of Kyzyl in Tuva Russian Siberia. The quake struck at about 0617 GMT at a depth of about 11.7 kilometers.

This is the second powerful earthquake shakes the region within two months. In December, has been suspended mining operations in the Kuzbass largest coal producerin Russia after the earthquake measuring 6.9 hit an area near Kyzyl.

According to the Russian news agency that the population of downtown Kyzyl gathered in front of the Ministry of local emergency warnings after the occurrence of possibleaftershocks of the earthquake.

He said one of the population, "the dishes fell from shelves at home. Tremors were too strong. Reminded me of the earthquake in December."

The news agency quoted the Ministry of Emergency in Siberia as saying that no one was hurt and there were no reports yet of damage.

Source: Reuters

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