An earthquake of magnitude 5 occurred in the south of Lake Baikal. According to the data of the Baikal branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, seismologists recorded tremors on January 24 at 17:01. The epicenter was located in the Kabansky region of Buryatia. Residents of Irkutsk and Listvyanka received 3 points.
On January 12, a series of earthquakes began in Mongolia near the border with Russia. The intensity of the first earthquake was 8.7 points. On the evening of January 24, the number of aftershocks reached 129.
Why earthquakes often occur in the Irkutsk region and what to expect in the future, the Director of the Institute of the Earth’s Crust of the SB RAS, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Dmitry Gladkochub told the IRK.ru journalist.
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