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Strong earthquake hits Mongolia Russia border

The territory of Mongolia is one of the most seismically active regions in Central Asia.

According to the Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, there have been more than 20 earthquakes of magnitude happened seven or more magnitude in the last century.

Among them, four strong magnitude earthquakes occurred, which proving it is in the seismically active zone.

In 2019, a total of 46,735 earthquakes occurred in the territory and border regions of Mongolia. There were 66 earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.5 or more, and 17 earthquakes were reported noticeable for the residents nearby.


The last biggest one was occurred recently On January 12, 2021, 6.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 05:32 AM, a magnitude 5.1 quake at 05:41, 4.6 quake at 05:47, 5.3 at 06:02, 5.0 at 06:10 and a magnitude 5.6 quake at 07:02 AM local time in Khankh soum in Khuwsgul province which located in the northern part of Mongolia. Since then, 300 quakes have been recorded in the same day.


Another 4.2 quake happened on January 13, at 07:47 am in the same region. The spot is located about 1000 km form the capital city Ulaanbaatar. There were small damages have been recorded, such as wall cracks in the walls and windows, no other losses.


On January 13, another 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck at Bayan-Ulgii province in the west part of the country at 18:07 local time tonight.


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