Authorities in the capital Kyzyl, Tuva introduced a state of emergency because of the earthquake occurred on Wednesday, according to the city administration.
According to the MOE, the earthquake occurred at 22.04 local time (18.04 MSK), its magnitude was 5.9, intensity — 7.5 points. The epicenter was located 70 kilometers north-east of the village of Saryg-Sep Kaa-Khem district of Tuva.
According to witnesses, the apartments furniture swayed, fell beyond the photos. In Kyzyl thousands of people rushed into the streets, and most of them do not really have time to get dressed.
Two more earthquakes in Tuva at night and early Thursday morning. Their magnitude was 5.0 and 4.4 respectively. Information on casualties or damage were reported. Critical infrastructure is now operating normally.
"In Kyzyl introduced a state of emergency municipal character," — said in a statement.
Such a decision by the city authorities decided to commission meeting on emergency preparedness and fire safety.
Increased attention to the seismic situation in Tuva stored for several months and is 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 ten 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.