Earthquake in eastern Siberia

Earthquake in eastern Siberia Natural Disasters

December 27, 2011 in eastern Siberia had occurred 6.5 earthquake with an epicenter 120 kilometers from the capital of Tuva Kyzyl, which resulted in the design of the individual buildings weakened. After this, the region has been a steady medium-strength shocks, and February 26, 2012 in this area at a depth of 15 kilometers, an earthquake measuring 6.8. Tremors were felt residents of Irkutsk Region, the Republic of Tuva, Buryatia and Khakassia, as well as the largest Sayano-Shushkeskoy plant in Russia. The epicenter was 100 kilometers from Kyzyl, on the border with Mongolia. No injuries were found on the damage were reported, although many homes have been falling things from the top shelves.

According to researchers at the Geophysical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the earthquake in 2012 is a continuation of the events of December, but the beginning of a new series of aftershocks. Next earthquake should occur closer to the lake Baikal.

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