2003 Altai earthquake
|UTC time||2003-09-27 11:33:25|
|Local date||September 27, 2003|
|Magnitude||7.3 Mw |
|Depth||12.3 km (8 mi) |
|Total damage||$10.6–33 million |
|Max. intensity||X (Extreme) |
|Casualties||3 dead, 5 injured |
The 2003 Altai earthquake, or 2003 Chuya earthquake, occurred on September 27 at 18:33:26 local time with a moment magnitude of 7.3 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). The epicenter of this oblique-slip shock was in Altai Republic, Russia near the borders of Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan. Three deaths and five injuries were reported and the total damage was listed as $10.6–33 million.
This earthquake had components of right-lateral strike-slip and reverse movement in a segmented fault zone which had not been previously recognized.
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