Terremoto moderado mag. 4.5 - 28 km SW of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia, Thursday, 15 Apr. 2021 -
Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.5 at 10 km depth
15 Apr 16:52 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 10 minutos.
15 Apr 20:26: Magnitud recalculada de 4.8 a 4.5. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 6.4 km (3.9 mi) al O.
Update Thu, 15 Apr 2021, 16:57Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia
4.8 quake 16 Apr 12:42 am (GMT +8)
A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported after midnight near Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Friday 16 April 2021 at 12:42 am 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Turt (pop. 2,100) located 25 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Fecha & hora: 15 Apr 2021 16:42:04 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro:
16 Apr 12:42 am (GMT +8)
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 51.34°N / 100.36°E
Volcán mas cercano: Tunkin
(143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:28 km al SO de Turt (Khankh, Hövsgöl)
(pop: 2,140) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!190 km al N de Mörön (Hövsgöl)
(pop: 27,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!190 km al N de Mörön (Hövsgöl)
(pop: 27,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!273 km al SO de Cheremkhovo (Irkutsk Oblast, Rusia)
(pop: 57,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!274 km al SO de Usol'ye-Sibirskoye (Irkutsk Oblast, Rusia)
(pop: 85,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!274 km al OSO de Shélejov (Irkutsk Oblast, Rusia)
(pop: 47,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!276 km al OSO de Angarsk (Irkutsk Oblast, Rusia)
(pop: 243,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!291 km al OSO de Irkutsk (Irkutsk Oblast, Rusia)
(pop: 586,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!369 km al NO de Erdenet (Orhon)
(pop: 79,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!605 km al NO de Ulán Bator (Ulaanbaatar)
(pop: 844,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -12°C
(10 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
(German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 3.5 x 1011
joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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.
|4.5||10 km||Russia-Mongolia Border Region||GFZ|
|4.6||20 km||RUSSIA-MONGOLIA BORDER REGION||EMSC|
|4.6||17 km||35 Km SSW of Turt, Mongolia||USGS|
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Arkhangai Province / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Spinning at that moment | 2 users found this interesting.
288.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map]
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290.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map]
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290.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map]
/ Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
arkhangai, tsetserleg / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Darkhan-Uul / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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