6.6 Russia Earthquake Hits Siberia near Kryzl

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A 6.6 magnitude shaker rattled Russia two days after Christmas. The earthquake was said to hit Siberia in the southwest near Kyzyl, and in some cases, is being called at 6.9 magnitude several hours after striking.

The USGS (United States Geographical Survey) stated that this violent act of Mother Nature struck at 10:21 a.m., ET, with the epicenter about 60 miles to the east of the Russian city which is the primary city in Tyva and which lies on the northeast border of Mongolia. This area is said to be sparse in population.

And so, while this was a strong earthquake it was also a relatively shallow shaker carrying a depth of about four miles.

That said, a Russian Emergencies Ministry spokesperson said to the AFP, "According to preliminary information, there are no casualties or destruction," though no further details about the quake were forthcoming from this source. The agency is said to be sending experts to the scene for further investigation but meanwhile, MRSK Siberia Power says no interruptions have been reported according to the company.

Still, shaking was felt far afield, including in Krasnoyarsk and Abakan, which are counted among Siberia larger metropolitan areas and which are far afield from the epicenter.

More details on the 6.6 Russia earthquake that hit Siberia near Kryzl are forthcoming and will be updated here.

Image source: IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology


Submitted by Brenda (not verified) on
This is extremely sad. Is there any information about relief efforts? How to send help to those effected by this earthquake.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
"no casualties or destruction"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This illiterate goon is just too anxious to give away money and cannot read or comprehend anything written.

Submitted by lin (not verified) on
or flag her for being offensive haha. yeah, maybe brenda just thought someone needed help. or shez quick to give out some fema-too russia.

Submitted by M. Parakina (not verified) on
It's called spontaneity - earthquakes can strike in any situation! There's NO mother earth or whoever that is - that's an offence on my part; being from Irkutsk I do keep in touch with my brethren and would loathe to hear of even one loss. Earthquakes are an unfortunate reality of flawed life whilst false beings are simply FALSE and needn't be the scapegoat!

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