Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Russia-Mongolia Border Region on Monday, 11 January 2021 at 21:32 (GMT) - information

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - 36 km south of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia, on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 5:32 am (GMT +8)

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Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - 36 km south of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia, on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 5:32 am (GMT +8)

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 Jan 21:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
11 Jan 21:42: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.6. Epicenter location corrected by 9.3 km (5.8 mi) towards SSE.
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12 Jan 10:05: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.7.
Update Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 21:45
Significant magnitude 6.6 earthquake 34 km southwest of Turt, Mongolia
6.6 quake 12 Jan 5:33 am (GMT +8)
6.6 quake 12 Jan 5:33 am (GMT +8)
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.
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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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 11, 2021 21:32:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 5:32 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.21°N / 100.47°E (Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia)
Antipode: 51.21°S / 79.53°W
Nearest volcano: Tunkin (145 km / 90 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SSW of Turt (Khankh, Hövsgöl) (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) N of Moronii Huryee (Hövsgöl) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) N of Tsengel (Hövsgöl) (pop: 8,350) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) SW of Usol'ye-Sibirskoye (Irkutsk Oblast, Russia) (pop: 85,900) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) WSW of Angarsk (Irkutsk Oblast, Russia) (pop: 243,200) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) WSW of Irkutsk (Irkutsk Oblast, Russia) (pop: 586,700) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) NW of Erdenet (Orhon) (pop: 79,600) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) WNW of Darhan (Darhan Uul) (pop: 74,300) --> See nearby quakes!
590 km (367 mi) NW of Ulaanbaatar (pop: 844,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds -18.2°C (-1 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.710 kmRussia-Mongolia Border RegionGFZ
6.710 kmRUSSIA-MONGOLIA BORDER REGIONEMSC
6.710 km33 Km SSW of Turt, MongoliaUSGS
6.710 kmRussia-Mongolia Border RegionGeoAu
6.710 kmRussia-Mongolia Border RegionBMKG
6.710.2 kmMongolia [Land]INGV
6.810 km蒙古, MongoliaCEIC
6.210 kmRussia-Mongolia Border RegionNIEP

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Krasnoyarsk (734.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : I was sitting in a chair. and it felt like I couldn't keep my balance. | 19 users found this interesting.  
  • Это ещё не пиздец
  • I didn't feel but my 3years old daughter said me "when you were sleeping something at home vibrated".
  • Качалась люстра, скрипели потолки и стены
Krasnoyarsk, (730.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : WakI woke up from a strong wave, the noise seemed to be knocking on the walls, it felt like two waves On the third, it felt like I was already preparing to leave the building. At the time of the push, he was in the doorway, the furniture moved away from t | 16 users found this interesting.  
Ulan-Ude, Russia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : This earthquake woke up us in the morning. Doors opened, it was scary and long | 18 users found this interesting.  
Irkutsk (286.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : It was very long for this place. the shaking was along a long build-up. furniture rattled in the second part of the thrust. the second shock was very weak, short and hardly noticeable. | 15 users found this interesting.  
Irkutsk, Russia (283.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating : We experienced a few earthquakes here in Irkutsk, Russia the past couple of months, the strongest of which was a 5.6 with the epicenter about 100 km away from us. This felt like a more powerful earthquake even though the epicenter was further away. Still | 14 users found this interesting.  
  • Please stay safe and know you are never alone! May the Lord keep you and everyone safe
Ulaanbaatar (594.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : I was waken awake by a swinging motion and sat up immediately on my bed. I saw the loose hanging dreamcatcher move sideways but dismissed it as my imagination. Then I heard the jar of water in the toilet tank clank and knew it has to be an earthquake. All | 10 users found this interesting.  
Darkhan-Uul, Mongolia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : It was the 1st time I felt this shaking when I was sleeping in my country, in last 30years. It was too scary. Love the earth. Save the earth | 8 users found this interesting.  
  • You are never alone May the Lord bless you and keep your safe
Ulaanbaatar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : It was scary. I thought that i almost die. I was sleeping and suddenly my bed shakes and lights are striking. My mum and dad awakens too. It was first time earthquake experience for me. | 8 users found this interesting.  
Kutulik İrkutsk region (283.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 5:34 утра проснулась от тряски. Трясло долго 2 минуты не переставая. Гремели шкафы и стучали двери | 5 users found this interesting.  
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : my table, chair all stuffs are shaking | 7 users found this interesting.  
Ulaanbaatar / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was 30 seconds. Woke up feeling like strange viberation getting harder. Actually I can't think about run outside or hide anything about save ourlifes. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast (273.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Проснулись от скрипа пластиковых дверей ведущих на балкон, а затем пошла плавная расскачка | 4 users found this interesting.  
Darkhan, Mongolia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : 5th floor older apartment building - it woke several of us up | 6 users found this interesting.  
  • Thank you,be safe!
Irt (18.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) / vibration and rolling : Woooooow what a explosion | 5 users found this interesting.  
  • Like a bomb?
  • Was it a natural gas explosion?
Ulaanbaatar (591.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s : Noise from outside right before the shaking happened /similar to airplane engine/ | 5 users found this interesting.  
Krasnoyarsk-26 (722.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : We were awakened. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Erdenet / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating : It was my first time of experience with earthquake. I was sleeping and my bed was shaking i thought like someone was shaking me then i woke up and it became more severe windows and walls are making cracking sound whole apartment was moving now still feeli | 4 users found this interesting.  
Kutulik, Irkutsk Oblast (285.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Start 5:34 morning. Doors Was Opened. Qwaqe 2 min. Проснулась от Того что трясёт кровать. Была продолжительная тряска в 2 мин. трясло шкафы и стучали двери | 3 users found this interesting.  
Irkutsk / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Awaked! | 5 users found this interesting.  
Ulan-Ude city, Russia (498.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was sleep in bed and felt, on 3 floors. It was strong, like in December 2020, near Baikal lake. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Erdenet (373.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating : I was sleeping and i woke up. The door and chandelier was swinging. I felt the intensive vibration | 4 users found this interesting.  
Ulan-Ude, Ivolginskiy Rayon, Buryatiya Republic (497.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Улан-Удэ wake up | 4 users found this interesting.  
Ulaanbaatar / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) : building was shaking beds and furniture was also shaking chandeliers very shaking and making noises I woke up by shaking my bed | 3 users found this interesting.  
Ulaanbaatar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : It’s like Vibrating and many sleepers awakened and I heard something like water, or liquid things making noice. | 3 users found this interesting.  
near Erdenet, Orhon (343.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating : I think earthquake happened all around our country. Mostly center and north areas. Hovsgol,erdenet,darkhan,ulaanbaatar, bulgan etc. It still early but most people awakened. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Абакан (673.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : На 9 этаже. Проснулся от того что раскачивались ёлка. Ощущалось две волны в течении 2х минут. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Zheleznogorsk Krasnoyarsk Krai (722.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Проснулись от звука качающегося стекла в серванте примерно в 04:30 местного времени. Когда встали на ноги, почувствовали легкое, не приятное | 2 users found this interesting.  
Россия, г. Иркутск, ул. Профс (286.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling : качалась люстра на потолке, гремело стекло на книжных полках, мебель качалась. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Irkutsk city / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : It made our family awakened. | 4 users found this interesting.  
near Meget, Irkutsk Oblast (284.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Хороший будильник. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Bratsk (569.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Awaked, two waves, second much stronger. | 3 users found this interesting.  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (48 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 17, 2021 00:41
31 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
23 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
May 27, 2021 12:21
34 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
34 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
May 25, 2021 20:44
35 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
17 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
May 18, 2021 21:40
36 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
19 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
May 13, 2021 14:23
36 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
24 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
May 10, 2021 00:36
37 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
26 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
May 3, 2021 14:11
38 weeks ago - felt
4.2

10 km
20 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
May 3, 2021 08:58
38 weeks ago - felt
4.0

10 km
22 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
May 3, 2021 08:46
38 weeks ago - felt
5.6

10 km
22 km S of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Apr 22, 2021 06:08
39 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
14 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Apr 15, 2021 16:42
40 weeks ago - felt
4.5

10 km
28 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Mar 31, 2021 00:01
43 weeks ago - felt
5.1

10 km
33 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Mar 12, 2021 07:05
45 weeks ago
4.5

13 km
14 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Mar 2, 2021 03:50
47 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
26 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Feb 15, 2021 14:23
49 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
27 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Feb 12, 2021 11:10
49 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
14 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Feb 3, 2021 07:14
50 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
31 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Feb 3, 2021 04:20
50 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
33 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 28, 2021 04:51
51 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
18 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 25, 2021 13:53
52 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Dalayn Hüy Aral, 55 km S of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 22, 2021 18:43
52 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
31 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 21, 2021 10:51
1 year 0 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
25 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 18, 2021 19:15
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
36 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 17, 2021 21:52
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
36 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 17, 2021 00:56
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.3

10 km
41 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 15, 2021 07:54
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
39 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 14, 2021 20:26
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
Buryatiya Republic, 253 km W of Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast, RussiaMore
Jan 14, 2021 19:29
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
9 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 14, 2021 07:38
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
29 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 13, 2021 11:10
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.6

10 km
19 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 13, 2021 10:06
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
16 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 13, 2021 06:48
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
30 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 13, 2021 02:33
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
32 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 12, 2021 21:55
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.4

10 km
35 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 12, 2021 16:31
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.3

10 km
25 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 12, 2021 12:53
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.1

10 km
15 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 12, 2021 09:54
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.4

10 km
33 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 12, 2021 09:08
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
Dalayn Hüy Aral, 49 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 12, 2021 01:49
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.7

10 km
38 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 12, 2021 01:10
1 year 2 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
Buryatiya Republic, 273 km W of Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast, RussiaMore
Jan 12, 2021 00:36
1 year 2 weeks ago - felt
4.8

10 km
43 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 12, 2021 00:34
1 year 2 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
38 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 11, 2021 23:02
1 year 2 weeks ago - felt
4.8

10 km
21 km W of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 11, 2021 23:02
1 year 2 weeks ago - felt
5.0

10 km
18 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 11, 2021 22:44
1 year 2 weeks ago - felt
4.4

10 km
Dalayn Hüy Aral, 59 km S of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 11, 2021 22:22
1 year 2 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
41 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 11, 2021 22:02
1 year 2 weeks ago - felt
5.0

10 km
44 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
Jan 11, 2021 21:52
1 year 2 weeks ago - felt
5.2

10 km
23 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, MongoliaMore
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