Information on the earthquake: moderate mag. Earthquake 4.8 – 116 km south of Bayanhongor, Bayankhongor, Bayanhongor Aymag, Mongolia, on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 8:03 am (GMT +8)
Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.8 to 10 km deep
September 23 00:14 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Updated Thu Sep 23 2021, 12:18 AM
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Bayanhongor, Bayankhongor, Bayanhongor Aymag, Mongolia
Earthquake 4.8 23 September 08:03 (GMT +8)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) which listed the earthquake at a magnitude of 5.5.
Cities near the epicenter where the quake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Bayanhongor (pop. 26,300) located 116 km from the epicenter.
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Date and hour : 23 Sep 2021 12:03:44 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Thursday 23 Sep 2021 08:03 (GMT +8)
Depth: 10.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 45.15 ° N / 100.79 ° E↗ (Bayanhongor Aymag, Mongolia)
Antipode: 45.15 ° S / 79.21 ° W↗
Nearby towns and villages:
116 km (72 mi) south of Bayanhongor (Bayanhongor) (pop: 26,300) -> See earthquakes nearby!
121 km (75 mi) to WNW of Hovd (Bogd, vörhangay) (pop: 27,900) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
198 km (123 mi) southwest of Gere d’Arubaï (Taragt, Övörhangay) (pop: 25,600) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
164 mi (264 km) south of Cecerleg (Arhangay) (pop: 5,880) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
275 km (171 mi) southwest of Kharkhorin (Övörhangay) (pop: 8,980) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
338 km (210 mi) to WNW of Dalandzadgad (Khankhongor, mnögovĭ) (pop: 15,100) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
375 km (233 mi) southwest of Ulanhudag (Aimak center) (pop: 1,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
377 km (234 mi) ESE of Altay (Yesunbulag, Govĭ-Altay) (pop: 15,800) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
418 km (260 mi) southeast of Oulia-Sontai (Dzabkhan) (pop: 16,200) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
558 km (347 mi) WW of Ulaanbaatar (pop: 844,800) -> See nearby earthquakes!
Broken clouds 12.9 ° C (55 F), humidity: 35%, wind: 6 m / s (12 kts) from E
Main data source: GFZ (German Geoscience Research Center)
Estimated energy released: 1×1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tonnes of TNT) Find out more
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.
|4.9||10 km||CENTRAL MONGOLIA||EMSC|
|4.9||10 km||129 Km WNW from Hovd, Mongolia||USGS|
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