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Publication date: 16 December 2020. A. Odincova

December 16, 2020. Leading Researcher of GC RAS, Head of the Laboratory, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Boris Dzeboev commented to the television channel 5-tv.ru about the earthquake in Chechnya on December 14.

The fifth earthquake occurred in Chechnya in a day. The epicenter was located in the Urus-Martan district of the republic, not far from Grozny. Local residents felt the first tremors at night. There are no casualties or destruction. A few hours later, seismologists began to record aftershocks. The magnitude of the repeated shocks is 4.1. “The magnitude of aftershocks is growing, and therefore the issue must be taken seriously and carefully observed. Because such a series of aftershocks may indicate that a stronger earthquake is approaching”, said the geophysicist. The echoes of the earthquake were felt by the inhabitants of the neighboring republics: Ingushetia, Dagestan and North Ossetia. There, too, there was no destruction.

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