February 15, 2013. On the night of Thursday to Friday in Abyisky region of Yakutia have been seven earthquakes. The most powerful earthquakes — magnitude 6.8 — occurred 13 minutes after nightfall.
Power subsequent shocks was lower and ranged from 4.9 to 5.1 points. The epicenters of earthquakes located 54 km from the village Syagannah, at a depth of 9.9 kilometers, according to ITAR-TASS. According to the General Administration of Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Sakha, the death and destruction as a result of the tremors was not followed, it is vitally important facilities are operating normally.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the nearest to the epicenter of the earthquake location — village Militia, located above the Arctic Circle, according to the portal "Lenta.ru,".
Experts Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences indicate that the design force of the first powerful strike was 9.5-10 points. However, all the houses in the settlements Abyisky area "as there were, and are," said spokesman General Administration of Emergency Situations Ministry in Yakutia Alex Khlybov.
MOE does not bind the earthquake in Yakutia with the fall of the meteorite in the Urals
February 15, 2013. Earthquake in Yakutia, what happened on Friday night, can not be associated with a fall of some object in the Urals, which is now the media are writing, told RIA Novosti the national emergency department.
Earthquake a magnitude of 6.8 points was registered in night on Friday Abyisky district of the republic, the epicenter was located in the area Abyisky 54 kilometers away from the village Syaganah and 150 kilometers from the village White Mountain.
"At night, there was a series of seven earthquakes. The first was the strongest, and was followed by aftershocks of a magnitude of about 5 "- said the official.
According to a separate information, the earthquake was felt not only in the Abyisky, but Verkhoyansk, Verkhnevilyuisk and a number of other areas. "Late in the evening we felt the vibrations and jolts, the bed began to move, dishes zabrenchala. Of course, we were afraid, "- told RIA Novosti resident of Verkhoyansk.
In the Urals night on Friday, it was a drop in the facility, previously identified as a meteorite. In Yakutia, According to unconfirmed reports, the locals also saw something fall from the sky to the ground. However, the official representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and scientists such information is not confirmed.
"The earthquake was at a depth of 10 kilometers, it can not be associated with the fall of the meteorite, then would flash, or something else", — assured the representative GUMCHS.