Yakutia jolted seven consecutive

On the night of Thursday to Friday in Abyyskom in Yakutia was recorded seven earthquakes. The most powerful earthquakes — a magnitude 6.8 — occurred 13 minutes after nightfall.

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The strength of aftershocks was lower and ranged from 4.9 to 5.1 points. The epicenters of the earthquake was 54 km from the village Syagannah at a depth of 9.9 kilometers, according to ITAR-TASS. According to the Main Emergency Ministry in the Republic of Sakha, death and destruction as a result of earthquakes was not followed, vital facilities are operating normally.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the nearest to the epicenter of the earthquake town — village guards, located above the Arctic Circle, according to portal "Lenta.ru".
Specialists Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences indicate that the design force was the first powerful blow 9.5-10 points.
However, all the houses in the settlements Abyyskogo district "as they were, and are," says spokesman EMERCOM RF Alex Khlybov Yakutia.

Category: Natural disasters and the environment

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