Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in Tuva — RAS

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred on Thursday night in Tuva, about injuries or damage, according to the Altai-Sayan Branch of the Geophysical Service of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

"An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in Tuva 17.54 local time (13.54 MSK), its energy class 12.6", — the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Quake epicenter was located 100 kilometers east of Kyzyl, about the same place as the epicenter of previous earthquakes.

Increased attention to the seismic situation in Tuva due to have taken place in the region, two strong earthquakes. The first — a magnitude 6.7 with intensity of 9.8 — occurred Dec. 27, 2011 in the Kaa-Khem district of the republic, 100 kilometers east of Kyzyl at a depth of 10 kilometers. Approximately in the same epicenter second earthquake of magnitude 7.6, which occurred in the February 26, 2012. Toll of both earthquakes was not.

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