One of the terrible disasters of the planet is an earthquake. From it you can not hide anywhere, because the whole earth is moving, houses are falling down, and getting out of the risk zone is almost impossible. Seismological services in Kyrgyzstan do not consider earth tremors such rare occurrences. The earthquake in Almaty especially intensified in April this year. In this place, such phenomena are far from extraordinary, since the movement of lithospheric plates, on the border of which the city is, is still occurring.
Kemin earthquake in 1911
Earthquake in Almaty is not uncommon, but stillit is impossible to fully prepare for this natural disaster. The end of the nineteenth century was remembered by the local residents of Vernersky in 1887 and by Chilik in 1889 by earthquakes. The force of the tremors reached 9 points. The city of the Faithful suffered great damage. No sooner had the inhabitants forgotten about these calamities, as on January 4, 1911 the element reminded of itself with renewed vigor. Kemin earthquake began at 4 hours 26 minutes, and the magnitude of its tremors reached 9-10 points. Such damage to the city throughout the twentieth century did not cause any element. The jolts spread in all directions and were characterized by strong horizontal shocks.
Later, a list of houses was compiled, among which616 were completely destroyed. And more than 1000 required repairs. The peculiarity of this earthquake was that the tremors continued for a long period of time. The earthquake of Almaty, according to seismologists, spread to large areas, and was felt 1,000 kilometers from the center of events. Eyewitnesses claim that people did not have time to run out of houses and were buried under their wreckage. The earth seemed to collapse: huge cracks passed even under the foundations of residential buildings. Each subsequent push was stronger and longer than the previous one, and was also characterized by a buzz. According to official data, this earthquake in Almaty killed 390 people.
Current Situation in Almaty