6.9 magnitude quake hits southeastern Russia: USGS

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Posted: Dec 27, 2011 10:43 AM
6.9 magnitude quake hits southeastern Russia: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.9 magnitude hit southeastern Russia near the border with Mongolia on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter of the quake was 28 miles deep and was about 57 miles northeast of Kyzyl, Russia, USGS said.

(Reporting By John O'Callaghan)