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A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the western Mongolia

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the western Mongolia

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the western Mongolian province of Govi-Altai on Monday evening.

According to the country’s Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, the quake occurred around 46 km northeast of Altai soum of the province at 11:04pm local time.

The quake was felt strongly across the province, and there is no immediate report of damage.

Previously, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Gobi-Altai province on 23 December, 2021.

According to the National Statistics Office, 56 occurrences of 3.5 magnitude or stronger earthquakes were recorded in 2020, but 255 quakes have been reported last year. Compared to 31 earthquakes in 2010, the number of occurrences increased by eight times in the last decade.

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