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The earthquake occurred during the meeting of the intergovernmental Commission of the Council of the Eurasian economic Union at a time when it had considered the resolution of Council of Ministers of Belarus the number 666. About this told Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, reports RIA Novosti.
“Our meeting today was held in a warm atmosphere, accompanied by a small earthquake,” he said. “This is for all of us a lesson, and for the Republic of Belarus — a sign, a sign from God”, — said the head of the Russian government.
As said Sputnik Kazakhstan, underground point magnitude 3.7 was recorded at 15:20 local time (12:20 GMT). The earthquake epicenter was located five kilometers West of Almaty at a depth of 10 kilometers. In the heart of the city felt tremors of 2-3 points.
The meeting of the Eurasian intergovernmental Council in Almaty became the first this year. The Chairman of the meeting was Dmitry Medvedev, was attended by the heads of governments of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. They will consider questions connected with the rules of the competition on the transboundary market and pensions of the workers in the countries of the Eurasian economic Union and cooperation in the agricultural sector.
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