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24 March , 16:31

Earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred in Sochi

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.4 occurred in Sochi, reported on the morning of March 24 at the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Krasnodar Territory. According to the agency, the seismic event was recorded on the evening of March 23, and the focus lay at a depth of 10 km. The intensity of the earthquake is estimated at 2–3 points. As a result of the incident, no one was injured, and there was no damage.

Residents of Ufa, who are now on vacation in Sochi, told Bashinform News Agency that they did not feel any seismic activity.

The news agency reported that the earthquake occurred in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. In addition, in Ufa on March 21, from 21.56 to 22.05, information about seismic events in five residential buildings was received by the unified duty dispatch service of the city: on Dorofeev Street, Komsomolskaya Street, Oktyabrya Avenue, Marshal Zhukov, Rossiyskaya. According to residents, seismic phenomena were mainly felt on the upper floors of buildings: furniture vibrated, chandeliers swayed, and water in aquariums stirred.

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina
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