This was reported to TASS by the Unified Duty Dispatch Service.
Two earthquakes occurred in the Irkutsk region on Monday. Powerful tremors were felt in 12 districts of the region. High alert was introduced in Irkutsk. The magnitude of the earthquake was felt at 5-6 here. The epicenter of the disaster fell 15 kilometers from the village of Kultuk, the magnitude there reached 5.9, according to the regional Ministry of Emergencies.
The Emergencies Ministry added that the earthquake affected 367 settlements in the Irkutsk region. In each locality, a special group will be created to assess the consequences of the incident for the private sector and the regional budget. The department noted that there is no visual destruction in Irkutsk, Angarsk, Shelekhovo, Slyudyanka and Usolye-Sibirskoye, the communal facilities there are operating normally.