Monday, January 28, 2013

Earthquake unnerves Kazakhstan's largest city

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has hit southeastern Kazakhstan, causing apartment buildings to sway in the country's largest city, Almaty.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the temblor hit at 22:38 p.m. local time (1638 GMT; 11:38 a.m. EST) Monday and that the epicenter was in a remote mountainous area near the border with Western China and Kyrgyzstan.

The shallow tremors were also felt in the capital of neighboring Kyrgyzstan. No damage had been reported by late Monday.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/28/3204923/earthquake-unnerves-kazakhstans.html