I didn’t know earthquakes could happen in that part of Russia. It hit south western Siberia. Maybe there’s a fault line there. Another possibility could be due to plate action between the Russian tectonic plate and the North American tectonic plate…but then wouldn’t they feel it in Alaska too? It’s all very interesting.
The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 10:21 a.m. ET, was 6.9 kilometres deep, and about 96 kilometres east of Kyzyl, Russia, and 336 kilometres northeast of Ulaangom, Mongolia, according to the USGS.
There was no immediate word on casualties or damage.
Hopefully no one was hurt too badly.