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An earthquake occurred near the Lake Baikal
5.01.2013 14:42
An earthquake occurred near the Lake Baikal

 A 3.8 magnitude earthquake occurred near the Lake Baikal Friday night, reports the Emergency Ministry in Buryat Republic.


The earthquake took place at 02:23 Moscow time 45 km southwards the Lake Baikal. There were neither injuries no damage. The area of Lake Baikal is a highly seismic zone with the frequent earthquake.


Lake Baikal is the world's oldest lake, dated back 25 million years. Located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, between the Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast, it is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water.

Author: Irina Fomina

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