The lake "Baikal". Photo: magicbaikal.ru
An earthquake measuring more than 6 points occurred in the area of Lake Baikal, on Wednesday morning, was felt in many parts of Siberia - and Chita and Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk. This Novosibirsk is about 2 thousand kilometers from the earthquake epicenter, said the director of the Geophysical Service of Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk, doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences Victor Seleznev. He added that during the day will be more aftershocks, but a little smaller in force, and in the coming days will be even weaker aftershocks.
At 10:35 local time (5:35 Moscow was) a central seismic station registered the tremors in Irkutsk force 6-7. According to the regional Emergencies Ministry, in Ulan-Ude tremors were felt at the level of 3-4 points in Irkutsk - about 6-7 points in Baikalsk - 8 points, Angarsk - 5 points. Victims and badly damaged in the cities do not have.
Around 9:00 am operational duty called residents of Tomsk and said he felt the tremors. Seismic Kemerovo region registered a seismic event within 3 on the Richter scale. Thus fluctuations in the earth's surface is mainly felt in the upper floors of skyscrapers.
For residential buildings, structures and population fluctuations within three points represents no danger, RIA «News».
In Khakassia and Irkutsk earthquake felt only residents of the upper floors of high-rise buildings. In addition, aftershocks with magnitude of about 2 points on Wednesday morning has felt the population of cities of Abakan and Montenegrin.
On the territory of Khakassia has not been affected by the quake. "In general, people in apartments chandeliers and mirrors shook. But no calls from areas not. Reports of tremors came from towns where there are high-rise buildings, "- said the representative of the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations.