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Over 600 families have remained without shelter as a result of a major 6.4 quake in Russia�s Sakhalin region. According to preliminary estimates, 15 houses, in which over 600 families used to live, are uninhabitable in the town of Nevelsk. People are staying at their relatives or acquaintances, as well as at points of temporary stationing set up at local schools. All residents of Nevelsk were evacuated from their homes for safety reasons. Two people were killed and 12 were injured in the quake There have been 11 aftershocks following the quake. �Jolts are subsiding, and according to seismologists, another major quake is unlikely.� There have been no destructions in Sakhalin region cities apart from Nevelsk.
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