Snow avalanches are highly probable in the mountainous areas around Almaty on February 24-26.
The risk of avalanches escalated in winter at Shymbulak skiing resort and in Medeu gorge because of the trees fallen by the storms in spring.
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan created a joint center for emergency response and disaster risk reduction.
The quake was registered at 10:40 a.m. Astana time. Its epicenter was at the depth of 1 km.
Seismology Institute commented on Almaty earthquake and preparedness of the population and authorities for natural disasters.
37 percent of Kazakhstan respondents do not know what to do in case of a natural disaster.
I don't remember such a storm in Almaty: Mels Yeleussizov.
All the damage done by the the windstorm that hit Almaty on May 17 will be repaired within two days: Akhmetzhan Yessimov.
Two people were injured and 500 roofs were damaged by the strong wind in Kyzylorda oblast.
Hailstorm hit Almaty on May 17. Hail diameter was around 2 cm.
20 cases of partial damage to low-pressure gas pipelines and 5 cases of flooding large territories and houses were registered in Almaty.
One man died and one woman injured in Almaty storm on May 17.
Trees, cars and buildings were damaged in Almaty after the night's heavy rain and wind storm and hail.
A representative of Red Croscent Society advised Almaty residents to pack up disaster preparedness kits on their own.
Almaty entrepreneurs will start selling first aid backpacks which may save lives in case of a strong earthquake.
An international charity musical festival Jazzystan. Pray For Japan. We Are ONE will start on May 6 in Almaty.
After the Apocalypse by British Antony Butts, a film about Semipalatinsk and the lives of people distorted by the man-made nuclear disaster, to hit screens in May.
- Ministry of Emergency Situations
- emergency situations
- Baroness Helena Kennedy
- Human Genetics Commission
- University of Leicester
- Antony Butts