Significant magnitude 6.6 earthquake 34 km southwest of Turt, Mongolia
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 21:5221:52 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake near Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia, was reported only 12 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 5:33 am local time. 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.
6.6 quake 12 Jan 5:33 am (GMT +8)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 6.2 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Turt (pop. 2,100) located 34 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 12 Jan 2021 5:32 am (GMT +8) local time (11 Jan 2021 21:32 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.21°N / 100.47°E (Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia)
Primary data source: GFZ
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 21:33
Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 34 km southwest of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia, on Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 5:33 am (GMT +8) - information
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