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Green Earthquake alert in Russia on 26/02/2012 06:17 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

Media analysis

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  • Articles: 483
  • Articles about casualties: 5 (1%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

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The headlines below have been automatically extracted by the Europe Media Monitor.

Mentioning 'Russia'

6.8 quake hits Russian Siberia
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 03:57:00 +0100   nation (en)

MOSCOW - A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Russia ’s southeastern and sparsely populated region of Tuva on Sunday, shaking residents near the Mongolian border from their sleep, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was....

People and organisations: US Geological Survey 

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Russia's Siberia
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:03:00 +0100   xinhuanet_en (en)

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Russia 's southwestern Siberia on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The Siberian regional branch of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry confirmed the quake in the Siberian Tyva republic near Mongolia.

People and organisations: Emergency  Xinhua News Agency  Emergency Situations Ministry 

River in Russia�s Tyva Republic overflows after strong quake
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:10:00 +0100   focus-news-en (en)

Moscow. A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 shook southwestern Siberia in Russia on Sunday, US researchers reported, cited by AFP The epicenter of the tremor, which occurred at 13:17 pm local time (0617 GMT), was located 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of the Russian city of Kyzyl, according to the US Geological Survey.

People and organisations: US Geological Survey 

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits Russia's Siberia
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:29:00 +0100   irishsun (en)

An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted Russia 's southwestern Siberia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. So far, there are no reports about possible casualties and ...

People and organisations: US Geological Survey 

Earthquakes Rock Russia and Taiwan: No Tsunami Warning Issued
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:23:00 +0100   ibtimes-cn (zh)

There's a whole lot of shaking going on in the Asia-Pacific region Sunday, as an absolutely strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake hit southwestern Siberia in Russia and a relatively strong magnitude-5.9 quake struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

People and organisations: RIA Novosti  Facebook 

Earthquakes Rock Russia and Taiwan: No Tsunami Warning Issued
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0100   ibtimes-au (en)

There's a whole lot of shaking going on in the Asia-Pacific region Sunday, as an absolutely strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake hit southwestern Siberia in Russia and a relatively strong magnitude-5.9 quake struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

People and organisations: RIA Novosti  Facebook 

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.