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M6.8 Quake Strikes SW Siberia, Russia

Posted by feww on February 26, 2012

Strong earthquake strikes E of Kyzyl, Russia

The quake, epicentered at 51.731°N, 95.921°E, struck at a depth of 11.7 km (7.3 miles) Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 01:17 PM local time. 

The mainshock was followed by at least one significant aftershock measuring 4.9Mw, which struck at a depth of about 10km.

A 6.6Mw quake struck the same area [51.839°N, 95.921°E ; 96 km  E of Kyzyl] on December 27, 2011 at 10:21:56 PM at a depth of 15 km, according to USGS records.

At least 2 large quakes measuring 8.4Mw struck the nearby volcanic fields, south of the region, in 1905.

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP.


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