April 2. Siberia in this year's federal leader by the number of earthquakes, for the first time ahead of this indicator the Far East, said Tuesday Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu.
"Quite seriously increased seismic activity in the country. Tonight, another seismic event in Tuva, a magnitude 4.2, "- said Shoigu during a conference call.
He stressed that this year the Siberian Federal District for the first time surpassed the seismic Far Eastern Federal District. Thus, according to the minister, last month in Siberia recorded 52 seismic event in the Far East – 39.
"Since the beginning of the year (in Russia) 287 seismic events, it is a serious figure. I ask to continue to control. Ask to put on the control of all that is connected with seysmousileniem in Siberia "- said Shoigu.
The Minister added that "the means (the elimination of the devastation after the earthquake) are highlighted." "I ask all of the Siberian Regional Center (MES) monitor the rehabilitation works," – he concluded.
Increased attention to the seismic situation in Siberia, in general, and in Tuva, in particular, due to have taken place in the region for several months by two strong earthquakes. The first – a magnitude 6.7 with intensity of 9.8 occurred December 27, 2011 in the Kaa-Khem district of the republic, 100 kilometers east of Kyzyl at a depth of ten kilometers.
Approximately in the same epicenter second earthquake of magnitude 7.6, which occurred in the February 26, 2012. Toll of both earthquakes was not.
Source: RIA Novosti