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