Scientists study the area in the summer of Tuva, where the earthquake occurred

Scientists from across the country are planning to explore the area in the summer of Kaa-Khem district, where the epicenter of the last two major earthquakes in Tuva, told RIA Novosti director of Tuvan Institute of Complex Natural Resources (TuvIKOPR) RAS Vladimir Lebedev.

"In the summer, the Institute will conduct expeditionary force field metallogenic geological (including geochemical and seysmologo-) research in the area of the Kaa-Khem fault and adjacent parts of eastern Tuva. Additionally, in the summer to the country plan to arrive by specialists from Moscow and Novosibirsk" — said the official.

According to him, the experts want to visit Tuva, to discover and explore places such activity in the area of seismic dislocations Kaa-Khem fault.

"In the area of the Kaa-Khem Rift Basin Derzig today operate temporary offline seismic station. Server Monitoring Centre on endogenous sources of emergency continuously receives information about the earthquakes occurring in the region, fixed two fixed seismic stations TuvIKOPR RAS" — said Lebedev.

He noted that experts Geophysical Survey SB RAS together with the Republican Centre for Monitoring of endogenous sources of emergency currently conducting field research on fixing the aftershock of seismic events.

Two strong earthquakes occurred in Tuva in recent months. The first — a magnitude 6.7 with intensity of 9.8 occurred December 27, 2011 in the Kaa-Khem district of the republic, 100 kilometers east of Kyzyl at a depth of ten kilometers. The epicenter of the second earthquake with a magnitude 6.1, which occurred in the region on February 26, is seven kilometers southeast of the first on the depth of 14 kilometers. Toll of both earthquakes was not.

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