In the next 50 years in the Central and Southern Urals can happen earthquake measuring up to eight points on a 12-point scale Medvedev — Shponhoyera — Karnik. It is reported that such a forecast of the Russian Federation State Committee for Construction posted.
According to authorities, the zone of seismic activity were the major cities of the region — Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk. The capital of the Sverdlovsk region the most dangerous: the probability of an earthquake measuring six points specialists State Construction was estimated at 10%, the power of eight points — in the 1%. For comparison, the probability of a six-point perturbations of the Earth's crust in the administrative center of the Southern Urals is 5%, a seven-point — 1%.
In the next 50 years, major earthquakes can also occur in major Russian cities as Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok.