posted on Oct, 11 2008 @ 12:23 PM
I LL not HARP on about this. I m Just thought you all may be intrested by it?
The quake hit the Russian region around 1pm (0900 GMT) and was centred on the north east region of the capital Grozny.
It damaged scores of buildings, including hospitals and schools, and reached as far as neighbouring Georgia and Armenia.
The US Geological Institute recorded the quake at 5.3 on the Richter scale and said its epicentre was 40 kilometres east of Grozny and 10 kilometres
Oleg Grekov, a regional Emergency Situations Ministry official, said the quake and aftershocks rattled Grozny for more than 30 seconds.
It reverberated through the Caucasus mountains and also caused extensive damage to roads, power supplies and communication.
More than 50,000 people in three Chechen districts were left without electricity, according to the Russian emergency situations ministry.
More than 60 people are reported to have received medical help in the hardest hit Chechen towns, which included Grozny and Gudermes.
And its not even the 14 OCT yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[edit on 11/10/08 by freemindmine]