Rock And Roll, Almaty Style

Incidentally, Almaty experienced an earthquake that registered 4 on the Richter scale early on Monday morning. At the epicenter, 300 kilometers east of Almaty in Western China, the quake reached 7 points on the Richter scale, killed 10, injured 30, and destroyed 700 structures. There were no victims or damage in Almaty. This was probably the strongest quake I can remember since I've lived here; it was quite noticeable and seemed to last for several seconds, but wasn't quite strong enough to cause any serious upset-- no overturned furniture or broken glasses, for instance, which has happened in earlier quakes.