An Earthquake Occurred in a Coal Basin near Novosibirsk
OREANDA-NEWS. An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 occurred in the Gorlovskaya depression (Iskitimsky District, Novosibirsk Region, Russia). There are no reports of destruction or casualties. Aftershocks were not recorded.
Alexander Yemanov, director of the Altai-Sayan branch of the United Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told reporters that such magnitude is unusual for this area. “Magnitude 4.1 – there have not been such events for a long time. If you take Gorlovskaya depression, there have never been earthquakes of such magnitude,” the scientist said.
According to Yemanov, the seismicity in this area is associated with coal mining, which is carried out by Sibanthracite Group. “In general, a magnitude of 4.1 is, of course, not a destructive magnitude. But I wonder if there will be stronger earthquakes and when? We are studying such things together with Sibanthracite. We will deal with this in the next two months,” Yemanov added.