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Strong earthquake occurred in Priangarye

Strong earthquake occurred in Priangarye
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An earthquake of magnitude eight was recorded in the Irkutsk region tonight at the epicenter - just 80 km from Irkutsk. There are no injuries or destruction.

According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Irkutsk region, the epicenter of the seismic event was 15 km from the village of Kultuk, Slyudyansky district. The first aftershocks occurred at 2:05 am local time. Here the intensity of the earthquake was about eight points. In Irkutsk, it felt like five or six points, and shocks were also felt in 12 districts.

The jerks were repeated 15 minutes later, but their intensity was much less: only two or three points. Rescuers are inspecting the territories of settlements, no destruction has yet been found. In Irkutsk, due to the earthquake, a high alert mode was introduced.



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