Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast struck by 9th earthquake this year

22 December 2021, 02:06 AM

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nadvirnianskyi district in south-central Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, near the edge of the Ukrainian portion of the Carpathians mountain range in Eastern Europe. 

The quake occurred at a depth of about 4 kilometers, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake is defined on the magnitude scale as barely perceptible, and it is likely that only people living on upper floors of multi-story buildings would have noticed any disturbances.

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According to seismologists, this is the ninth earthquake in the region since early 2021. The last one, with a 2.9 magnitude, was recorded on Dec. 15.

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