An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 shook south-western Siberia on Sunday. It was the region’s second quake in two months.
The earthquake hit about 100 kilometres east of Kyzyl, the capital of the Republic of Tuva. The tremors were felt across at least seven other Russian regions. Among them was Krasnoyarsk, home to Russia’s largest hydro-power plant. One of the plant’s turbines briefly stopped working because of the quake. But so far there are no reports of serious damage or casualties.
A quake of similar strength hit the same area in late December. It damaged dozens of buildings, including a bridge over the Yenisei River to Mongolia.
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