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Strong earthquake in Amur region breaks wall of boiler house

October 14, 2011, 14:09 UTC+3
The tremors were registered in five districts of the Amur Region and the city of Blagoveshchensk
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VLADIVOSTOK, October 14 (Itar-Tass) — A strong earthquake measured six points rocking the Amur Region broke the wall of a boiler house in the town of Skovordino on Friday. The earthquake, which was registered at 5.10 p.m. local time (12.10 Moscow time), nested 24 kilometers away from Skovordino at the depth of 15 kilometers. Some 9,500 people live in Skovordino.

The collapsed wall did not disrupt the operation of the boiler house, the press service of the Amur regional emergency situation department reported. The boiler house operates as scheduled, no workers of the boiler house were injured. The falling wall was not the bulky one in the boiler house.

The tremors were registered in five districts of the Amur Region and the city of Blagoveshchensk. According to the preliminary reports, no casualties were reported, all life-supporting activities operate as scheduled and the traffic was not disrupted. Emergency teams are working in the Amur Region. The Far Eastern regional emergency situation center is keeping the situation under control.

 

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