Significant 5.5 quake hits near Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia
Mon, 3 May 2021, 09:0109:01 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake near Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia, was reported only 13 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 in the afternoon on Monday 3 May 2021 at 4:46 pm 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.
5.5 quake 3 May 4:46 pm (GMT +8)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.6. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.4.
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 20 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 3 May 4:46 pm (GMT +8) local time (3 May 2021 08:46 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.37°N / 100.48°E (Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia)
Primary data source: GFZ