Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred on Monday at 22.38 Astana time (20.38 MSK). Its epicenter was located in the territory of Kazakhstan, 225 kilometers southeast of Alma-Ata, the focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. In Almaty felt tremors 4-5 scale MSK-64.
According to reports, in the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, 216 houses destroyed by earthquake in neighboring Kazakhstan. Damage received more than 7,400 housing units, as well as more than 600 shelters for cattle.
Damage caused to the property of residents of the five counties (a total of 20,421 people). According to Xinhua news agency, several hundred people were evacuated. Information on injuries have been reported.