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Irina Gogoleva of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said no one
was hurt and there was no apparent damage to the city’s
infrastructure after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was reported at
0242 local time on Wednesday (2242 GMT on Tuesday).

“The Emergencies Ministry servicemen scoured through the
city districts, bridges and electrical cables, there was no
damage,” Gogoleva said, adding that the epicentre of the quake
was some 150 kilometres (93 miles) off Sochi in the Black Sea.

In an unrelated incident, a gas pipeline that feeds a local
power station exploded a couple of hours before the quake.

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