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YEKATERINBURG, October 19. /TASS/. The 4.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Urals last night was unexpected, Russian Emergencies Ministry’s regional center told TASS on Monday.
"This was a sudden and unexpected [earthquake]," the regional center said answering a question on whether the Emergencies Ministry was notified in advance about possible underground tremors.
The geophysical service at the Russian Academy of Sciences reported that the earthquake struck the Ural Mountains at 2:44 am local time. No one was injured in the earthquake.
The epicenter of today’s magnitude 4.2 earthquake was located in 165 kilometers from Yekaterinburg near the settlement of Shali, director of the Arti observatory that registered the quake Oleg Kusonsky told TASS.
"For the first time in the last five years we registered underground tremors of magnitude from 3.2 to 4.2. They were registered at 2:44am local time. The epicenter was in the settlement of Shali located in around 165 kilometers from Yekaterinburg. We continued registering aftershocks for two minutes but that does not mean it lasted that long. This information is being verified now," Kusonsky said.
As a result of underground tremors, people felt vibrations in their houses. "Walls and windows were shaking," the expert noted. He added that a 4.2 magnitude is average and "sometimes happens in the Urals Mountains." Similar underground tremors were last time registered in the region in March 2010.