The following is an excerpt from J.J. McGrath | February 26, 2012 | IBtimes.com |
There’s a whole lot of shaking going on in the Asia-Pacific region Sunday, as an absolutely strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake hit southwestern Siberia in Russia and a relatively strong magnitude-5.9 quake struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Hitting at 1:17 p.m. local time (0617 GMT), the Russian temblor happened at a depth of 7.3 miles (11.7 kilometers), the USGS reported. Its epicenter was located 62 miles (101 kilometers) east of Kyzyl.
Striking at 10:35 a.m. local time (0235 GMT), the Taiwan tremor occurred at a depth of 13.9 miles (22.4 kilometers), the USGS reported. Its epicenter was 21 miles (34 kilometers) west-southwest of Taitung.
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