Vasily Dzhurik, the head of the laboratory of engineering seismology and seismogeology, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, spoke about this.

“We are participating (in the creation of a local seismic monitoring network. -



I can only predict the consequences - how these earthquakes will appear on each building for construction.

We will study how an earthquake of such force affects the soil and buildings, the construction part, ”he told TASS.

Experts will head to the epicenter of the earthquake to deploy a local seismic network, which will determine the energy, depth and strength of the tremors, the agency writes.

Earlier, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 occurred in the area of ​​Lake Baikal. 

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 occurred in the Irkutsk region. 

The Irkutsk administration later announced the introduction of a high alert regime after the earthquake.