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Several underground shocks force 6.7-6.9 jolt Siberia

February 26, 2012, 13:26 UTC+3

Krasnoyarsk residents felt underground shocks

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KRASNOYARSK, February 26 (Itar-Tass) — Several underground shocks force 6.7-6.9 rocked Siberia on Sunday, Itar-Tass learnt at the Altai-Sayany branch of the Russian geophysical service.

They were recorded at the latitude 51.72 degrees and the longitude 95.89 degrees at a depth of 10 kilometres. No other particulars have been reported so far.

Krasnoyarsk residents felt underground shocks.

Furniture was moving and glasses were jingling for 5-7 seconds in the Krasnoyarsk Tass office at 14.20 local time. Similar things were observed on last December 27 during a strong earthquake in the Tuva Republic.

The information on the quake was confirmed by the Krasnoyarsk branch of the Ministry for Emergencies.

A series of underground shocks was also felt on Sunday at the Altai Territory, reports Itar-Tass from Barnaul, the capital city of the Altai Territory. According to eyewitnesses, water with fish gushed from holes for under-ice angling over the quake on Lake Utkul in the Zonalny district, Altai Territory. No aftermaths and destruction are reported.

According to data of the US Geological Service, shocks force 6.8 were registered on Sunday not far from the Russian border with Mongolia around 100 kilometres east of the Tuva Republic capital Kyzyl.

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