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The day the earth shook: Seven tremors shake Khuvsgul

The day the earth shook: Seven tremors shake Khuvsgul

Yesterday (3 February), seven seismic tremors, ranging in magnitude from 3.5 to 4.7 were felt in Khankh Soum (rural district) in Khuvsgul – a province in northern Mongolia. These were aftershocks of the previous 6.5 magnitude earthquake  that shook the same place on 12 January.  The earthquake was felt in several provinces such as Bulgan, Selenge, Tuv, Zavkhan and registered a 3-4 magnitude in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, which is located 610 km from the epicentre.

The exact epicentre of the earthquake was 27 km from the Khankh Soum administrative centre; the seismic event was followed by around 100 tremors and minor vibrations. Fortunately, no loss of life has been reported, although cracks appeared in the walls of many buildings during the earthquake.

Previously, a similar 6.7 magnitude earthquake occurred in Busiin Gol in Khuvsgul Province in 1991.

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