Strong 6.6 quake rocks Siberia: USGS

27th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

A strong, shallow 6.6-magnitude quake shook southwestern Siberia on Tuesday some 58 miles (94 kilometers) east of the Russian city of Kyzyl, US seismologists said.

The quake, which struck at 10:21 pm (1521 GMT), hit at a depth of 3.7 miles (six kilometers), the US Geological Survey said in a statement.

The epicenter of the quake was in a sparsely populated region near the border with Mongolia.

© 2011 AFP

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