This is the 8th felt #earthquake in Russia-Mongolia Border Region in the last 5 hours
Large quake under a frozen Lake Khövsgöl. An active rift lake and largest body of freshwater in Mongolia.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake’s epicenter early on January 12 was under Lake Khovsgol, the largest freshwater lake in Mongolia, near the border with Russia.
The epicenter was about 200 kms west of the Russian city of Irkutsk near the southern tip of Lake Baikal. The tremor struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers. There were no immediate reports of damage or victims in the sparsely populated area.
USGS said there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage because the population of region resides in structures that are largely resistant to earthquake shaking.
11 Jan 2021 21:32:59 UTC
12 Jan 2021 05:32:59 near epicenter
12 Jan 2021 01:32:59 standard time in your timezone
Location 51.241N 100.443E
Depth 10 km
33.4 km (20.7 mi) SSW of Turt, Mongolia
179.8 km (111.5 mi) N of M�r�n, Mongolia
222.4 km (137.9 mi) WNW of Zakamensk, Russia
231.6 km (143.6 mi) WSW of Slyudyanka, Russia
259.2 km (160.7 mi) W of Baykal�sk, Russia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.4 km; Vertical 1.8 km