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Russian quake leaves 2,000 homeless in Far East

More than 2,000 people have been left homeless following an earthquake on Russia’s Far Eastern island of Sakhalin, the local governor told Russian media on Friday. The series of three tremors on Thursday afternoon left two dead and at least eight people injured. One of the quakes registered a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale. Inspectors found that at least 11 apartment buildings containing 410 homes were fully destroyed, the Sakhalin region’s governor, Ivan Malakhov, said. He said another 20 apartment buildings containing 710 homes need major renovations. Full Story

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