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30 Aug 2007 description

By Ajay Kamalakaran

NEVELSK, Russia, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Since an earthquake shook this Russian town on Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean, Ivan Popov has been living in a garage.

The crude shack feels much safer than the town's Soviet-built apartment blocks, many of which crumpled in the quake.

03 Aug 2007 description

MOSCOW, Aug 3 (Reuters) - 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.

02 Aug 2007 description

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