Kazakh seismologists record over 400 aftershocks from major quake at Chinese-Kyrgyz border
ALMATY. Jan 24 (Interfax) - Specialists from the Kazakh Institute of Seismology have recorded over 400 aftershocks from the earthquake that occurred in the early hours of January 23, Institute Deputy Director Nursarsen Uzbekov told Interfax.
"Over 400 aftershocks from the earthquake that occurred in the early hours of January 23 have been recorded to date. Three of them were significant and measured 2-3 in Almaty," Uzbekov said.
The aftershocks from the earthquake whose epicenter was on the Chinese-Kyrgyz border are dying out, he said.
Some aftershocks may still be observed over the next two-four weeks, he said.
"After the main earthquake, no major quakes usually come from the same epicenter," Uzbekov said.
A 5.0 earthquake shook Almaty at around midnight on Tuesday. The quake's epicenter was located on the Chinese-Kyrgyz border, where it measured 6.7. Over 65 residents of Almaty were injured in the earthquake, mostly as they rushed outdoors.