A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.8 occurred yesterday afternoon in southwest Siberia, but no reports of casualties or damage.
AP source leads from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced, yesterday that the earthquake epicenter at a depth of 11.7 km and was felt in a large area of southeastern Siberia. RIA Novosti quoted the emergency officials said people in high-rise apartment complex said, shocked as many objects fell from shelves, windows and chandeliers shake loose. The epicenter of the earthquake capital of the Tuva Republic of Russia, about 100km in the area near the border of Mongolia.
"At this time, we do not have information on the casualties or damage to their homes. Experts are checking the situation in the region ", Stanislav Aivazov, an official of the emergency agencies in Siberia notice.
The workers at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric largest in Russia was shocked. The plant is located more than 300km from the epicenter earthquake. In addition, the earthquake also was felt in Krasnoyarsk, a large city epicenter about 1,000 km.
A similar earthquake has occurred in this area in December last year. The earthquake left dozens of houses were damaged, and a bridge over the Yenisei River in Mongolia had collapsed.