Altai has occurred two earthquakes

© Flickr / Matt KatzenbergerСейсмограф. Archival photoAltai has occurred two earthquakes© Flickr / Matt Katzenberger

Two tremors recorded in the Republic of Altai on Monday night, according to the Altai-Sayan branch of the geophysical service of the Unified Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

According to authorities, at 21.41 GMT (01.41) on Sunday was recorded earthquake of a magnitude of 4.6. Its epicenter had the coordinates 50.08 ° North latitude and of 87.87 degrees East longitude and was 243 kilometers South-East from Gorno-Altaysk. Intensity of concussions in epicentre of 5.8 points on a scale MSK-64.

«A few hours later in the same area approximately six kilometres South-East recorded the earthquake of a magnitude of 3.6. Intensity in the epicenter was 4.3 points on a scale MSK-64», — stated in the message.

The earthquake was within the borders of the hotbed of seismic activity persisting in the region for almost 15 years and is associated, according to the representatives of the Altai-Sayan branch of the geophysical service of the Unified Russian Academy of Sciences, with the processes of mountain building in the region.

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