Siberia struck by a record 9.5 points

UpdatedSmall note: Magnitude earthquake in Tuva was 6.5 and 9.5 intensity earthquake

"Such was the history"

The quake, which occurred the day before in Siberia, was, according to various estimates, from eight to 9.5 points. Many residents of Tuva spent last night in evacuation centers. Rescuers take measures in case of aftershocks.

A powerful earthquake occurred on Tuesday at 19:21 Moscow time in the Kaa-Khem district of Tuva, 94 kilometers from the city of Kyzyl. According to MOE, the intensity in the epicenter was eight on a scale MSK-64, the magnitude — 6.0. This was followed by a series of aftershocks smaller force. Vibrations were felt in eight regions of Siberia, RIA Novosti reported.

Last night about two thousand inhabitants of Tuva conducted in evacuation areas, which were created after the earthquake by the decision of the Government of Tuva. In Kyzyl and Kaa-Khem district of the republic were open kindergartens, schools and sports centers for temporary accommodation of people who did not want to go home, "Interfax". In the morning, most people return to their homes.

Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu said on a conference call that the power of the earthquake in Tuva was 9.5 on the Richter scale. 'Force of this seismic event of 9.5 points was in Tuva ever seysmonablyudeny"- Said the Minister. At the same time, he was told that while data on damage were reported." It can not be that at 9.5 points was no damage. With four points fall brownies pipe, and we have the entire eastern part of Kyzyl — are private household "- said Shoigu.

He was confident that the main work will begin in the morning. 'As soon as people wake up, see the cracks in the walls, furnaces and pipes, they immediately begin to call us.
In all subjects, which were felt tremors, should be created to assess the effects of the earthquake. This work is due to start in the morning in all the districts, towns and cities, "- he said.

Emergency Situations Minister predicted impact shocks just found Kyzyl residents and other districts of Tuva. As reported in the national government, after the earthquake crack went on some homes. In addition, returning to their home residents found battered dishes, spoiled furniture, notes "The View."

Minister Shoigu also instructed to take all measures to prevent the possible negative consequences in case of aftershocks. "Right now alerted all the forces of the Siberian Regional Emergency Center, under the central government, and mountain-rescue teams" — quoted Shoigu ITAR-TASS.

Due to the earthquake occurred Tuva government introduced throughout the republic state of emergency regional character.
According to the Republican government, relief work is allocated from the reserve fund. Currently in Tuva an interdepartmental working group to survey public facilities, bridges, roads, power grids and homes.

In case of aftershocks razvorachivayutsya evacuation points. In the Republic continues to gather strength MOE
in case you need the earthquake. Rescue services in the neighboring regions are on high alert. As noted in the government of Tuva, "cause for great panic, but we need to ensure all safety measures." Municipal leaders should be limited and trips.


An earthquake measuring 9.5 rocked the Republic of Tuva in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. According to Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu, it was the strongest ever recorded in the region of the Russian Federation. Tremors were felt in Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk. Despite the fact that at the time of the disaster people were sleeping in their homes, the victims have been avoided. The authorities began to assess the damage and the aftermath of the earthquake.

In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday in the Kaa-Khem district of Tuva at a depth of 10 kilometers experienced devastating earthquakes, reports RIA "Novosti".

"I think you're in luck, I hope for it"

It was initially reported that the quake has Tuvan magnitude 8, but on a conference call Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the force of the blow was underground at 9.5.

"Such seismic event in the region, we did not have a record. Capacity of 8-9, and now 9.5 "- quoted Sergei Shoigu" Interfax ".

According to ITAR-TASS, tremors were also felt residents Zheleznogorsk Kansk, Novosibirsk, Abakan, Irkutsk and other Siberian cities.

About 500 residents of Tuva Kyzyl (population 100 thousand people — approx. LOOK) from their homes. Since now in Tuva are 30 degrees of frost, the authorities have placed people in schools and kindergartens. By Wednesday morning all 500 people returned to their homes.

The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tuva on Wednesday said that the quake students go on vacation on the day before: the classes in schools canceled. Educational buildings prepared under evacuation points.

According to MOE and the local authorities, from the disaster no one died. Destruction of transportation and utility infrastructure are minimal.

"Electricity was restored very quickly, there were only two villages with a population of 600 people — and Sizim Erzhey, but currently there work crews and emergency power will be connected to electricity in the village for a few hours," — said Deputy Prime Tuva Dina Oyun .

Press service of the government of Tuva on Wednesday reports that authorities are now established an interdepartmental working group to survey public facilities, bridges, roads, power grids and homes. We already know that some people wake up in the morning and found a crack in their homes.

In turn, Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu urged to pay special attention to checking the status of bridges and strategic installations.

"There is a serious engineering works there, there bridges across the Yenisei and Angara. Please also check out these facilities to prepare and send in Mostovik "- he said.

In addition, Shoigu urged to check the status of oil and gas pipelines, as well as heating systems. Among the facilities for a thorough check it, the Tomsk refinery facilities Krasnoyarsk-26, Krasnoyarsk-45, Tomsk-7.

"We have to check everything to do with the stability of buildings," — said the Minister.

The absence of fatalities and serious damage in the earthquake Emergencies Minister called a miracle. According to him, an essential role in this was the fact that most of the residential buildings in Tuva — private households. "You have all the eastern edge of the Kyzyl — are private houses. I think that you are in luck, I hope for it "- said Shoigu, referring to the leadership of EMERCOM in Tuva.

In the republic of emergency. The region shrink force MOE. In connection with a possible repeat of underground tremors MOE sent to Tuva additional planes with rescue teams, which now has landed in Kyzyl. Local emergency services are alerted № 1 to the case of aftershocks.

Yet another strong push magnitude 5 was recorded at 4.40 MSK. According to the head of the Altai-Sayan Experimental Methodical Seismological Expedition of Alexander Jeduthun, the epicenter of the earthquake is now constantly occurring earthquakes with magnitude up to 3.

"Afteshokovaya seismic activity will be rather long. It is possible that the earthquake will be felt for years, "- said the scientist.


Emergency Ministry: Earthquake in Tuva were no casualties

Kizil, December 28. Earthquake in Tuva were no casualties. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations at 6:00, and no destruction of infrastructure and of disability. However, the region sent planes with rescue teams and equipment to temporary accommodation.

As RIA "Novosti", formerly Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu held a conference at which he said that an earthquake in Tuva was ever seysmonablyudeny in the region. He noted that the intensity of the earthquake was 9.5 on the Richter scale. He also ordered to take all measures in the event of negative consequences of possible further shocks.

Meanwhile Shoigu doubt that any damage due to aftershocks followed.

"It can not be that at 9.5 points was not destruction. At 4 points fall brownies pipe, and we have the entire eastern part of Kyzyl — are private household" — said Shoigu. He also demanded that all the regions where the tremors were felt, groups have been established to assess the impact of the earthquake. They should check all potentially dangerous objects, such as bridges, heating systems, gas and oil pipelines, and all schools before embarking children there.

Meanwhile, it was reported earlier that the people of Tuva after the earthquake last night, found cracks in the walls, and battered dishes and spoiled furniture. The earthquake had been identified and problems with electrical power. Thus, per night checked 16 of 40 electrical substations. Power outage occurred in the villages and Erzhey Sizim Kaa-Khem district.

According to Vice-Premier of Tuva Dina Oyun, now emergency crews are working there. As expected, the village will be connected to the power supply for a few hours.

Tuesday at 19:22 MSK in the Kaa-Khem district of Tuva, 100 km east of Kyzyl at a depth of 10 kilometers an earthquake with intensity of 9.5 points. Magnitude of 6.7 points. The earthquake was felt in Tuva, Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Tomsk regions. In addition, according to the latest data, in Tuva recorded aftershocks of magnitude 3.5 to 5.Source:

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