Powerful quake hits Russia's eastern region
The quake of about magnitude 7 hit the village of Tilichki in the Koryak region some 4,350 miles east of Moscow.india Updated: May 23, 2006 12:58 IST
A powerful earthquake shook a remote province in Russia's Far East on Tuesday, disrupting water and electricity supplies, Russian media reported. No one was injured. The quake of about magnitude 7 hit the village of Tilichki in the Koryak region some 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles) east of Moscow, forcing dozens of residents to be evacuated from their homes.
In late April, the village suffered a series of strong quakes that led to the evacuation of hundreds of residents and disrupted utilities in the district.
NTV television showed footage of several dozen tents set up for the evacuated villagers. The channel cited seismologists as saying the region could be hit by more earthquakes in the near future, but they are expected to be less powerful.
The RIA-Novosti news agency reported citing local emergency officials that water and electricity supplies in Tilichki were restored later in the day.