Strong Earthquake Shakes Almaty: Residents Experience Tremors

In the early hours of January 23, 2024, Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, experienced a powerful earthquake, leaving residents startled and shaken.

The seismic event, which occurred at approximately 00:05 local time, was confirmed by the Network of Seismic Stations under the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The earthquake was officially registered at 00:09:02 Almaty time. The epicenter of the seismic activity was identified to be 264 kilometers southeast of Almaty, situated on the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as disclosed by the press service of the Emergency Situations Department.

Providing further details, the Emergency Situations Department stated that the earthquake’s energy class was measured at 15.1, with a magnitude of MPV 6.7. The coordinates of the epicenter were reported as northwest – 41.22°, 1.78°W, and the seismic event occurred at a depth of 65 kilometers.

Residents in Almaty reported feeling the impact, with the earthquake registering 4 points on the MSK-64 scale in the city. The Ministry of Emergencies is closely monitoring the situation, and no immediate reports of major damage or casualties have been received.





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