Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred in Eastern Siberia

The earthquake occurred in Siberia on Sunday. Tremors felt residents of Irkutsk Region, Khakassia, RIA Novosti reported.

Tremors were felt in about four or five minutes, from 15:19 (10:19 MSK) to 15:24 local time. The residents of the upper floors of high-rise buildings fell from the top shelf stuff. The houses have cracked glass, swinging chandeliers.

Currently Baikal geophysical service and FEMA checking information about the epicenter seismic event.

According to Reuters, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.8.

Late last year, December 27, an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 with intensity of 9.8 on a scale MSK-64 occurred in the Kaa-Khem district, 100 kilometers east of Kyzyl, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

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The epicenter of the earthquake was located in Eastern Siberia, 100 km from Kyzyl

Magnitude occurred on Sunday in Siberia 6.8 quake, the epicenter was located 100 kilometers from Kyzyl, Tuva, told RIA Novosti the head of the Civil Defense and Emergency Situations Abakan (the capital of Khakassia).

According to him, in the city of aftershocks were felt in the 3-4.

At the moment there is a message to the people on TV channels and radio, reported on the occurrence of aftershocks, people are asked to remain calm and not panic.

As the correspondent of RIA Novosti, the earthquake felt residents of several regions, particularly in the Irkutsk region and Khakassia. For example, in Irkutsk tremors were felt in about four to five minutes to 15.19 (10.19 MSK) to 15.24 local time. The residents of the upper floors of high-rise buildings fell from the top shelf stuff. The houses have cracked glass, swinging chandeliers.

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No one was hurt in the earthquake in Siberia — preliminary data

According to preliminary data, the earthquake in Eastern Siberia, no injuries, no destruction, told RIA Novosti by telephone representative of the Siberian regional center of Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The second in the last two months a strong earthquake in eastern Siberia on Sunday. Tremors were felt in several regions of the Russian Federation.

"According to some data, the epicenter was located 107 kilometers east of Kyzyl, at a depth of 15 kilometers. The earthquake occurred 10:20 MSK. Magnitude — 6 to 7 in the middle of it. Tremors felt in Kyzyl 4.1 points with force, "- said the source.

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Residents Kuzbass cities felt the tremors

Residents of Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk (north and south of the Kemerovo region) underground of felt aftershocks — the houses chandeliers swayed and fell pictures from the walls, according to RIA Novosti correspondent from Novokuznetsk.

Tremors felt the people in several cities around 13:20 local time (10:20 MSK).

"I do portraits and photographs on the walls began to fall. I live on the 14th floor and I felt it a lot, "- said one of the women from Novokuznetsk.

In Kemerovo, in turn, also felt the vibrations. "I first thought that shakes. I live on the eighth. Then I realized that really shake the house goes, "- told RIA Novosti, one of the residents of our city.

Distance between Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk is about 250 kilometers. According to RIA Novosti the MOE of the Kemerovo region, the region came to "echo" of the earthquake in 2 points.

On Sunday, RIA Novosti reported that the earthquake occurred in Siberia — tremors felt residents of Irkutsk Region, Khakassia.


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Kyzyl residents felt strong tremors

Residents of the capital of Tuva — Kyzyl felt strong tremors, homes open cabinets were falling off the shelves things, reports RIA Novosti correspondent in Kyzyl.

According to MOE, the magnitude of what happened on Sunday in Siberia 6.8 quake, the epicenter was located 100 kilometers from Kyzyl.

"My house is falling dishes from cupboards, tremors were very strong, they resembled the December earthquake in strength," — said one of the residents of Kyzyl.

Residents of the houses in the center of Kyzyl and neighborhood "South" are in the courts, many with children in their arms.

According to preliminary data of the Emergencies Ministry, the earthquake in Eastern Siberia, no casualties.

According to RIA Novosti, in turn, representative of Civil Defense and Emergencies of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Elena Yastrebkova, according to preliminary data, the earthquake occurred at 14.17 (10.17 MSK) in the territory of Tuva, Kyzyl shaking was 4 points, in Krasnoyarsk — about 2 points.

Within an hour, the epicenter of the seismic event, experts will identify. According to RIA Novosti, in Krasnoyarsk residents felt the tremors of the second and third floors of buildings, people left the house and ran out into the street.

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The earthquake did not hurt the critical infrastructure Abakan — Mayor

Life-support systems of the capital of Khakassia Abakan not affected by the earthquake in Tuva, said Mayor Nicholas Abakan Bulakin in a televised address to the people.

"In the heat supply systems, power supply, water supply and drainage no failures did not happen" — said Bulakin.

According to him, tremors were felt in Abakan force 3.6 points, Sayanogorsk — 3.7 points, Minusinsk — 3.7 points.

"This is a small, harmless seismic event. But, unfortunately, we are beginning to get used to them. I ask all to remain calm and continue to celebrate Mardi Gras, "- said the mayor.

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Force of tremors in Kyzyl was 5.5 on a scale MSK-64

The earthquake in the capital of Tuva, with the epicenter 100 kilometers from Kyzyl, was 5.5 points on the MSK-64, data on casualties or damage so far, told RIA Novosti representative national emergency department.

Previously Siberian Regional Center Emergency Ministry said that the strength of earthquakes in Kyzyl was 4.1 points.

"The strength of today's earthquake in Kyzyl was 5.5 points, information on casualties or damage have been reported yet" — explained the agency interlocutor.


"The intensity of shaking at the epicenter — about 8.5 points in Kyzyl — 5.5 points on the MSK-64. According to the information destruction and victims. Critical infrastructure are operating normally, "- said in a statement.

MOE encourages residents to remain calm and warned of the possibility of aftershocks of low power.

Works helpline EMERCOM of Russia in the Republic of Tuva: 8 (39422) 9-99-99.

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The earthquake was felt at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP

Tremors were felt at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station located in Khakassia, the station is operating normally, told RIA Novosti on Sunday, the official representative of "RusHydro".

"People who are on the crest of the dam SSHGES, experienced slight fluctuations. People working in the premises, did not feel anything. The station is in normal normally being monitored seismic conditions, "- said the source.

As the press service of the government of Khakassia referring to the head of the republic Viktor Zimin SSHGES Rusal and aluminum plants are operating normally. Zimin said that at present there is a check of the social institutions.

"Social facilities, housing and communal services are currently being tested. Coordination of all activities and capabilities within the Commission for Emergency Situations of the Government of Khakassia "- quoted Zimin's press office.

Works helpline EMERCOM of Russia in the Republic of Tuva: 8 (39422) 9-99-99.

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In eastern Siberia, began a new series of earthquakes, scientists say

An earthquake in Tuva is a continuation of the December seismic event, a new series of earthquakes, RIA Novosti said the director of the Geophysical Survey SB RAS Victor Seleznev.

"Based on the received information with our stations, it is not a continuation of the Tuvan earthquake, which at the end of 2011, with its epicenter was on the ridge of Academician Obruchev, but a completely new series of earthquakes," — said Seleznev.


According Selezneva, it was expected that the next earthquake will occur closer to Baikal. Usually in the same area activated fault, and there is a series of damping force for aftershocks.

"In this case, most likely activated a nearby fault near the previous one. This means that the Tuva will now shake at once, two series of earthquakes, "- said the scientist.

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Tremors in eastern Siberia continues

In the region of the great earthquake that occurred on Sunday morning in Eastern Siberia, continuing aftershocks smaller force, told RIA Novosti on duty Geophysical Service RAS.

According to the service, the main earthquake 10:17 MSK, the epicenter was located at coordinates 51.7 degrees north latitude and 96 degrees east longitude (Tuva).

The earthquake was at a depth of 10 kilometers. Magnitude 6.8.

"Clearing Propulsion in the epicenter was nine points. Data from Irkutsk, say the earthquake was felt there at 3-4, Barnaul — two points, "- said the agency interlocutor.

According to her, the earthquake occurred in almost the same spot as the strong earthquake in December.

"The tremors are still going on, until we have evidence of their strength and numbers," — added duty.

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River in the Tuva burst its banks after the earthquake and threatens village

February 26. Mergen Naledevye River water overflowed from the earthquake in Tuva — they move to one of the villages in the Kaa-Khem district, said on Sunday site of regional administration.

"Here come naledevye water in the river near the village of Mergen Saryg-Sep. The village Mergen a result of operational actions on ice for now managed to protect, but the water goes to the village Saryg-Sep, "- said in a statement.

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