The epicenter of the earthquakes in Yakutia began to move in different directions

March 9, 2013. Epicenter earthquakes occurring from February 15 to Abyisky area Yakutia has moved in different directions. Every day up to 160 recorded aftershocks of the energy of a small class.

On Saturday, it was noted that epicenter has shifted to the west of 60-80 km, told Itar-Tass Director of the Yakut branch of geophysical service of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Shibaev.

On Friday, to the epicenter, located at the southern end of the ridge Moma, reached by snowmobile "Buran" the Russian-American expedition of scientists and found there two electronic seismic stations. It is believed that in the automatic mode, they will be given with the greatest accuracy characteristics of tremors, constantly occurring at a depth of about 15 km.

"Nedra Abyisky district were quiet for more than 60 years after in 1951, there was earthquake force eight or nine points, "- said Shibaev.

In Abyisky near the boundary of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Expedition will determine what happens to them. Presumably, one of the plates goes under the other.


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