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Sochi Olympic sites to be checked for quake damage

Updated: December 27, 2012, 5:14 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered officials to inspect Olympic sites at the 2014 Winter Games' capital, Sochi, which was hit by an earthquake.

The Emergency Situations Ministry reported a 5.5 magnitude earthquake in the area early Wednesday morning. The epicenter was in the Black Sea, more than 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Sochi, and no damage in the city was reported.

Putin, however, on Wednesday asked the local authorities to double-check Olympic sites for ...

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