6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes southwestern Siberia

February 26, 2012 SIBERIA - The 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Tyva republic in Russia’s East Siberia on Sunday will trigger a new series of earthquakes in the region, a Russian scientist said. “Judging from the data received from our stations, this is not the continuation of the Tyva earthquake that occurred in late 2011 with its epicenter at the Academician Obruchev Ridge but signals a new series of earthquakes,” said Viktor Seleznyov, director of the Geophysical Institute at the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The earthquake, the second powerful tremor in East Siberia in the past two months, had its epicenter located 107 km (66 miles) east of the city of Kyzyl near the border with Mongolia, at a depth of 15 km. The earthquake struck at 10:20 a.m. Moscow time (06:20 GMT) with a magnitude of 6 to 7 points in the epicenter. The earthquake caused no casualties or damage, according to preliminary data reported by the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The previous earthquake with a 6.7 magnitude occurred in December 2011 in the Kaa-Khemsky district of Tyva, some 100 km east of the city of Kyzyl, at a depth of 10 km. The tremor caused no destruction or casualties. The next earthquake was expected to strike closer to Lake Baikal. Normally, a fault that becomes active in one area causes a series of decreasing tremors by their magnitude, he said. “In this case, it is most likely that some neighboring fault became active near the previous one. This means that Tyva will now be rattled by two series of earthquakes simultaneously,” he said. This is the second large earthquake to strike Siberia in two months. –Ria
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7 Responses to 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes southwestern Siberia

  1. calli says:

    check out Fiji and South of Fiji Islands, – 15 quakes over 4.7 in the last 24 hours

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  2. Alstradomus says:

    The Lake Baikal anomolyis almost directly across the globe from the South atlantic anomoly, and both are peculiar magnetic vortexes and are theorized by some to be possible locations for the new North and South poles after the dynamic axis shift or pole shift. Colorado geologist Mac B. Strain’s book, “The Earth’s Shifting Axis”, is the best read on the pole shift theory. He goes back to the beginning of the theory in the nineteenth century and connects will everyone before and after Charles Hapgood (1955).Note that the 5.4 Tarapaca, Chile event ( 8:08 UTC time) came less than two hours after the main Siberian event. This is a direct through the core event on the almost perfect other side of the earth. These have been happening quite often in the last two years, these through the core events, and could be preliminaries to the main event (which my personal theory is the opening of the sixth seal;Revelations 6: 12-17.

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  3. Cebes says:

    We will likely see a great deal more CH4 dissociation activity in the Lake Baikal region. Could be in for a series of earthquake swarms reflecting more and more shallow hydrate explosions.

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  4. things are getting pretty bad every where arent they?this just looks bad,I try not to be scared,but its hard.

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    • radiogirl says:

      Phyllis,I understand.Trust the Lord and I of course will pray for you ,me, our families and all E.P.friends.I am just a regular gal from Texas with 5 children so I can relate.Having some warning and preparing helps me as well.Anyway I hope it helps to know you are not alone.Take Care,Radiogirl

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