Russian Head of General Staff Gerasimov hands award weapon to Syrian generalMilitary & Defense August 19, 9:10
German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
Mayor says Izmir International Fair homage to memory of late Russian ambassadorWorld August 19, 3:59
Putin, Medvedev emphasize need to restore cultural facilities in CrimeaSociety & Culture August 19, 3:43
El Pais: all four suspects in Barcelona terror attack shot deadWorld August 19, 3:36
Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
ABAKAN, December 22, 17:08 /ITAR-TASS/. During Sunday’s inspections, experts identified some insignificant damage to time-worn buildings dating back to 1930s-1950s after an overnight earthquake that hit Khakassia, a constituent republic of the Russian Federation located in South Siberia.
Large-scale checkups are being carried out at the republic’s industrial and social facilities and on individual households aiming to find possible destructions caused by the earthquake.
Khakassia will get all the documentation, acts and photo materials in the nearest days that prove the seismic event's impact on the facilities.
“The data is to be thoroughly analysed,” Sergei Novikov, Khakassia’s minister for regional development, said. “The possibility of conducting additional inspections is not excluded as the republican authorities should take all the precautionary measures.”
“Checkups measuring possible gas leaks with the aid of gas detectors are under way. The engineers are inspecting gas facilities but no gas leaks or other gas-related threats have been exposed,” he said. “The work will be carried on until every facility is checked.”At the time of reporting the situation at the municipal facilities is stable - centralized heating reaches every home on the scheduled temperature mode, and no failures have been registered so far.
A hydropower plant is operating as scheduled without any technological failures in the equipment the HPP press service said.
An earthquake measuring 4.6 points on the open-ended Richter scale occurred in Khakassia, a republic in South Siberia overnight to Sunday.
The earthquake was about 6 points strong on the MSK-64 scale and centred 50 kilometres south of the republic’s capital Abakan, the regional centre of the Emergencies Ministry told Itar-Tass.
No aftershocks are registered so far.