Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 42 km southwest of Novyy Uoyan, Buryatiya Republic, Russia, on Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 8:37 pm (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 42 km southwest of Novyy Uoyan, Buryatiya Republic, Russia, on Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 8:37 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

3 Dec 12:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
3 Dec 13:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Update Thu, 3 Dec 2020, 12:51
Light magnitude 4.9 quake hits 42 km southwest of Novyy Uoyan, Russia in the evening
4.9 quake 3 Dec 8:37 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 3 Dec 8:37 pm (GMT +8)
A shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported in the evening near Novyy Uoyan, Buryatiya Republic, Russia.
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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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 3 Dec 2020 12:37:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 8:37 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.85°N / 111.32°E (Buryatiya Republic, Russia)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) SW of Novyy Uoyan (pop: 4,180) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) E of Kichera (pop: 1,590) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) E of Nizhneangarsk (Severobaykal'skiy Rayon) (pop: 5,490) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) ENE of Severobaykal'sk (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) ENE of Severobaykal’sk (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) WSW of Severomuysk (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) NNE of Kurumkan (pop: 5,850) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) SW of Bodaybo (Irkutsk Oblast) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) NNE of Ulan-Ude (pop: 360,300) --> See nearby quakes!
4382 km (2723 mi) ENE of Moscow (pop: 10,381,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -12.4°C (10 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.610 kmLake Baykal Region, RussiaGFZ
M 4.910 km52 Km WSW of Novyy Uoyan, RussiaUSGS
M 4.910 kmLAKE BAYKAL REGION, RUSSIAEMSC

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