Earthquake in Almaty: Kazakh city jolted several times

January 29, 2013. In Almaty earthquake January 28, 2013 local residents felt late at night. The tremors started at 22:38 local time (20:38 GMT). The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.6. Such data are Seismological expert expedition of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan. The epicenter was located 225 km south-east of Almaty. It lies at a depth of 10 km.

After the first quake happened in Kazakhstan a few small tremors. The magnitude 4.5 earthquake was the second, third, — 4.7, and the fourth — 5.1. They were also the epicenter was located 200 km from Almaty. The tremors were felt both in the city and in other towns.

After the main earthquake there have been dozens of aftershocks smaller force (aftershocks), the director of the Institute of Seismology Tanatkan Abakanov. He suggested that repeated earthquakes will be felt for a few days (for example, recorded aftershocks 29.01.2013), but after they go on the decline.

As a result of the earthquake in Almaty January 28, 2013 no one was killed. All infrastructure facilities operate normally, the destruction is not fixed, said the deputy head of the city Department of Emergency Nurlan Mad'yarov. According to him, in Almaty felt tremors 4-5 points on the international scale MSK-64. In addition to Almaty residents felt the quake settlements Kegen and Narynkol. There, the intensity of tremors was even lower — 3.2 points.

Earthquakes have occurred in Almaty on January 28 2013, does not pose a risk to people and buildings, said seismologist Tanatkan Abakanov. According to him, only tremors were felt in the midst of an intensity close to seven points. In all other areas force Earthquake hovered around four points, which is not particularly dangerous. Seismologist asked residents not to worry.

Residents of Almaty, according to reports in social networks, after the earthquake on January 28 did not show much concern, but still were scared. In one of the social networks emerged, for example, the message: "Kapets! I'm in shock! Parrot is shaking with tremors. Chandelier tottered, I on the third floor! "(Original spelling and punctuation preserved). Another user wrote that he did not know how to behave during an earthquake. "What is there to do? Get up against the wall? Do what? hmm … A fun shaking. Myagenko. Horoshenechko so vibrates everywhere "- he wrote, adding that it is actually not so much fun.

On the site there are several YouTube videos, in which the residents of Almaty captured what was happening in their homes during an earthquake.



On the border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan again recorded earthquake

January 29, 2013. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, quake power of 4.4 points was registered at 14:57 hours in the eastern part of Kazakhstan, near the border with Kyrgyzstan 114 km from Karakol.

Recall that yesterday in the same area were recorded tremors in 6 points. Kazakh service of RFE RL citing seismological expert expedition of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan reports that were recorded several aftershocks. At 23:09, 23:12 and 23:31 in about the same area were recorded three more thrust force of 4.5, 4.7 and 5.1 points respectively.

Tremors were felt also in Bishkek and Almaty. The data on casualties and damage were reported.

Source: Radio Liberty


At border crossings Echkili Tash and Enilchek, where the quake was felt magnitude 7, victims and destructions

January 29, 2013. In the Issyk-Kul region at border Echkili Tash and Enilchek where yesterday earthquake felt magnitude 7, victims and destructions. About this AKI chief of the Issyk-Kul frontier colonel Kubatbek Zheenbaev.

January 28 at 22:38 in the territory of Kazakhstan, near the border with Kyrgyzstan earthquake, which was felt in the town of Karakol magnitude 6, in the village of Jergalan — 6.5 points.

Frontier Echkili Tash and Enilchek were a few dozen kilometers from the epicenter. According to him K.Zheenbaeva at these border crossings tremors were felt magnitude 7.

As the K.Zheenbaev, developed by the instructions after the earthquake at 22:45 hours, he got in touch with all the detachments, who reported that they had damage and no casualties.

Source: CA-NEWS

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