In the wake of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, Almaty residents went to social media to share their experiences and see what is happening to others.
Reported misinformation included a story about the destruction and casualties in KazNU dormitories as well as the destruction of the hostel.
Authorities urged everyone to be calm. N.B. Atygayev, the Emergency Situations Department urged not to spread false information and trust only official sources.