The Number Of Siberia Earthquake

Earthquake with a strength of 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked the Republic of Tuva in Siberia, southeastern Russia, Tuesday (12/27), according to the local emergency center.

Center for Russian regional Emergency Situations Ministry in Russia declare that the information shows that there is no damage or casualties in the region
hit by an earthquake.

"Everything is fine. The people we send to work all the time and they did not receive any reports of damage," said a spokesman for the regional center, as quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.

The spokesman also said that local residents were warned about the possibility of aftershocks and advised to leave their homes, according to Xinhua reports.

Department of geophysics at the Russian Academy of Sciences said the quake, which registered with the center at a depth of 10 kilometers and is located approximately 120 kilometers east of Kyzyl, the capital of the Republic of Tuva, occurred at 19:21 Moscow time (22:21 GMT).

The Kremlin press agencies declare the Russian Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu has reported to President Dmitry Medvedev on the quake and the situation in the area.

"The team was working on-site rescue and relief activities will continue," the Kremlin said. He added that all the necessary assistance has been given to people in areas hit by an earthquake.

Previously, U.S. Geological Survey said the quake shook the region with the epicenter located at a depth of 6.90 kilometers.