Light magnitude 4.9 quake hits 42 km southwest of Novyy Uoyan, Russia in the evening
Thu, 3 Dec 2020, 12:5712:57 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported in the evening near Novyy Uoyan, Buryatiya Republic, Russia.
4.9 quake 3 Dec 8:37 pm (GMT +8)
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Thursday 3 December 2020 at 8.37 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Novyy Uoyan (pop. 4,200) located 42 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nizhneangarsk (pop. 5,500) located 109 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Thu, 3 Dec 12:37 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.85°N / 111.32°E
Primary data source: GFZ