M 6.7 in Mongolia on 11 Jan 2021 21:32 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1251188
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 51.2402 , 100.4374
Event Date: 11 Jan 2021 21:32 UTC
12 Jan 2021 05:32 Local
Exposed Population: About 4000 people in MMI>=VI
About 19000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 11 Jan 2021 22:28 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 5.1 (Mongolia)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Mongolia= 5.1; Russia= 4.6


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d7ix Scaled population (raster) 1  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Mongolia - Earthquake (ECHO 12 Jan 2021)Tue, 12 Jan 2021 02:00

  • On 11 January at 21.32 UTC, a 6.7 M earthquake at a depth of 10 km occurred in Lake Khövsgöl (northern Mongolia). The epicentre was located approximately 35 km south-west of Turt Community (Mongolia), and 55 km from the border with Russia.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 4,000 people were exposed to strong shaking, and up to 13,000 people were exposed to moderate shaking. 
  • According to media, the event caused some property damage across the area. There are no immediate reports of fatalities.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Frozen Lake Khuvsgul ice cracks during strong earthquakeThu, 14 Jan 2021 15:34:00 +0100.

A strong 6.7-magnitude ea rthquake has struck a lake near the Russia-Mongolia border.The quake was felt across northern Mongolia and woke people in the capital, Ulaanbaatar There were no immediate reports of injuries. Cracks appeared not on
4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Mongolia after strong oneWed, 13 Jan 2021 07:58:00 +0100.

AKIPRESS.COM - A 4.2 magnitude earthquake was reported in Khankh soum, Khuvsgul aimag at 07:47 am, January 13. This is the aftershock of the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that occurred at 05:32 am on January 12, according to the Institute of Ast
Mongolia - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 Jan ... Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:02:00 +0100.

Country: Mongolia Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations On 11 January at 21.32 UTC, a 6.7 M earthquake at a depth of 10 km occurred in Lake Khövsgöl (northern Mongoli
Earthquake shakes Khuvsgul ProvinceTue, 12 Jan 2021 12:36:00 +0100.

Earlier today (12 January), a significant earthquake occurred in the north of Mongolia. The 6.5 magnitude quake took place at h as 05:32 a.m.; the epicentre was in the Khankh S oum (rural district) of Khuvsgul P rovince which borders with R

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),