Fourth in two days earthquake in Altai Mountains

Fourth in two days 3.6-magnitude earthquake occurred on Friday evening in the Altai Republic, reports the Altai-Sayan Branch of the Geophysical Service of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

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, the magnitude was 5.2. On Friday morning in the country, there was another jolt, and then another in the afternoon — a magnitude of 3.1. Earthquakes occur in remote Kosh-Agach region. According to MOE region of death and destruction was not. On Friday evening (17.33 local time), there was another earthquake.

"The earthquake occurred in the Altai Republic today at 14.33 MSK, its magnitude was 3.6 at the epicenter of the coordinates: 49.80 north latitude and 87.84 east longitude," — said the Russian Academy of Sciences.

According GUMCHS Republic, the magnitude of the earthquake was 3.3. In Kosh-Agach region for all operational services put on high alert.

In the Altai Republic on Friday, a meeting of the commission on emergency situations, where the decision to deploy in the region interdepartmental operational headquarters. In addition, the checks readiness of all forces and resources, systems, public warning, checked plans for emergency and other necessary measures.

Formerly Director of the Geophysical Service of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Viktor Seleznev told the agency that the earthquake in the Altai Mountains, which took place on Thursday, and the subsequent two weaker shock associated with the processes of mountain building in the region and added that the weak shocks may be repeated for some time . According to him, some abnormal phenomena in Altai happens.

The most devastating earthquake in the last decade occurred in the Altai Mountains September 27, 2003 not far from the regional center of the village of Kosh-Agach. Its magnitude was 7.3. Over the next day recorded seismic still about 140 seismic tremors (aftershocks). 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, but the earthquake caused serious damage to the country.

The strongest quake was recorded last year in July, its magnitude was 5.3, push recorded 28 kilometers from the village of Aktas (Ulagan).

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