An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 occurred near near Sochi, victims and destructions, told RIA Novosti the head seismic Sochi Elena Karpovich.
She said that tremors were felt in the center of Sochi 02.45 MSK and were weaker than the earthquake on Sunday.
"The epicenter in the same area was, in Abkhazia, the data is not yet specified, the approximate strength of 5-5.5 points, the magnitude of about 5.6," — said Karpovich.
According to the Southern Regional Center of Ministry of Emergency Situations, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 154 kilometers south of Sochi on the territory of Abkhazia, the intensity was 5.2 points. The earthquake occurred in the Black Sea at a depth of 10 kilometers, tremors were felt in Sochi and Tuapse, on the site of work task force, which assesses the situation.
According to MOE, December 23 at 17.31 in the Black Sea 31 km south of the city of Sukhumi, the Abkhaz were registered magnitude 5.8 earthquake at a depth of ten kilometers, the intensity at the epicenter of 6 points. According to the authorities of Sochi, death and destruction in the city was not there.