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The number of seismic stations will increase in the Baikal region
There are plans to increase the number of seismic stations in the Irkutsk region. This will allow upgrading the monitoring system for the more frequent earthquakes.
According to the press service of the Irkutsk region government, the expansion will affect the capital of the region and other large cities. The monitoring results will be used for planning the construction of housing and social facilities.
In addition, three seismic stations will appear on the shores of Lake Baikal. They will be located at three reference points with the highest seismic activity: in the villages of Khuzhir, Kultuk and Bolshoye Goloustnoye. Buildings of fire departments will be used to locate the stations.
Since the end of last year, several earthquakes have been observed in the Irkutsk region and neighboring Buryatia. The first happened in September 2020. The magnitude was then 5,9 points. Then several aftershocks were recorded on December 10 and 11, the epicenter was located on the territory of Buryatia. The magnitude was 5,5 points. Then, tremors were felt on December 21... Last thing earthquake occurred on January 12 - the largest magnitude was observed on this day - 6,5 points. Several major aftershocks back in December led to cracks in schools.