Minor earthquake recorded near Sochi

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Friday, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s department for the Krasnodar Region said.

"The Obninsk seismic station recorded a seismic event of 3.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, 2-3 points of intensity, at a depth of 5 km in Sochi. There were no complaints from the population. Infrastructure and vital facilities are operating as usual," the statement says.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported on its website that the earthquake’s epicenter was 50 km from Sochi.

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