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ULAN-UDE, May 30 (Itar-Tass) — An earthquake measuring 5.6 points on the open-ended Richter scale occurred at 15:33 Moscow Standard Time /11:33 GMT/ Wednesday in the East-Siberian region of Buryatia, located to the east of Lake Baikal.
“The epicenter of the quakes was located 35 kilometers to the southeast of the township of Taksimo of the Muya district,” a spokesman for the regional branch of the Ministry for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense /EMERCOM/ said.
“All the facilities of the housing and public utility services, the power engineering industry, the Baikal-Amur Railway Mainline, including the 15-kilometers-long Northern Muya Tunnel are functioning properly,” he said. “Nor did the quake disrupt traffic on automobile roads.”