A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Dzegstey in Mongolia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 102.7618° East, latitude 47.7498° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000jird. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jird. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:23:03 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 05:23:03 / February 16, 2019 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kharkhorin, Harhorin. Nearby country/countries, Mongolia (c. 3 087 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Harhorin (c. 9 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kharkhorin (c. 9 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km ENE of Dzegstey, Mongolia.
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