Cracks appeared in the facades of several houses and buildings of social institutions in the Irkutsk region after the earthquake on the border with Mongolia, the Governor of the region Igor Kobzev said on Tuesday, January 12 on his Instagram page.
“I got a complete picture of the aftermath of the earthquake. All municipalities in the region reported. There were no casualties and no serious damage. Cracks appeared in several houses, as well as social institutions. <...> Four houses of the 335th series require additional examination. Three buildings – in Zima, one – in Usolye-Sibirskoye, ”the head of the region wrote.
He clarified that on January 13, a working group headed by First Deputy Governor Andrei Kozlov will arrive at the site. Together with representatives of the overhaul fund, they examine the houses.
Kobzev stressed that he keeps the situation under personal control. According to him, all the consequences of the earthquake will be eliminated as part of the current repair.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 occurred on the border of Russia and Mongolia at 00:32 Moscow time on January 12. According to the site of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, the earthquake source lay at a depth of 10 km and was located 277 km south-west of Angarsk.
The epicenter was located near Lake Khubsugul in Mongolia. There were two strong shocks, the intensity was 8.7 points. In total, tremors were felt on the territory of six regions of Russia – in Buryatia, Khakassia, Irkutsk and Tomsk regions, Krasnoyarsk Territory and Tuva.
In particular, the authorities of Tuva decided to introduce an emergency regime in six regions of the republic, despite the fact that there were no casualties or destructions due to the earthquake. In addition, Irkutsk also reported that the earthquake did not affect the operation of life support facilities.
According to the latest data, the Russians did not contact the embassy in Ulaanbaatar after this earthquake.