Another earthquake occurred in the Altai Mountains

Another earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred in the Altai Republic on Friday, where the day before was already registered a strong quake, according to the website of the regional authorities.

On Thursday, at 11.35 MSK 65 kilometers from the village to a depth Aktas 42 kilometers recorded earthquake of magnitude 5.4. According to some data, Geophysical Survey, Russian Academy of Sciences, earthquake, recorded in the Altai Republic, on Thursday, had a magnitude of 5.2. Seismic event occurred in a remote area of the Kosh-Agach. According to MOE region of death and destruction was not.

"According to the Altai-Sayan Branch of Geophysical Service of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in the Altai Republic today at 7.41 local time (4.41 MSK) was a magnitude 3.1 seismic event, almost in the same place as yesterday. Epicenter coordinates: latitude 49.84 and 87.83 east longitude. epicenter was located at 268 km south-southeast of Gorno-Altai. closest to the epicenter of the population was Dzhazator town of Kosh-Agach, "- said in a statement.

Authorities specify that in the 50-kilometer zone included such towns as Aktas, Chibit Ulagan, chicken, Kosh-Agach Kosh Agach Altai Republic.

At the same time, as reported by RIA Novosti in the regional emergencies department, at night in the country was another small earthquake, so for the past day in the region, there are only three seismic events.

"We remind the public that we live in a seismically active area, so you must always remember elemntarnyh precautions. Keep handy money, valuables, food and other essential items, follow the messages coming out in the media," — said representative office.

He stressed that the need to panic people do not have.

The most devastating earthquake in recent years occurred in the Altai Mountains not far from the regional center of the village of Kosh-Agach. The main attack occurred on 27 September 2003 at 18.33 (15.33 Moscow time), the magnitude was 7.3. Over the next day recorded seismic still about 140 seismic tremors ("Aftershock"). Tremors were felt even in Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and eastern Kazakhstan. The greatest damage occurred in the Kosh-Agach, Ulagansky, Shebalinskiy Ongudaisky and Altai regions. There were no casualties, only a few people were slightly injured, but the earthquake caused serious damage to the country.

After that, the tremors of varying strength from time to time occur in the region. Thus, the most powerful earthquake last year was recorded in July, its magnitude was 5.3, push recorded 28 kilometers from the village of Aktas (Ulagan).

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