Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 116 km south of Bayanhongor, Bayankhongor, Bayanhongor Aymag, Mongolia, on Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 8:03 am (GMT +8) www.volcanodiscovery.com
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Bayanhongor, Bayankhongor, Bayanhongor Aymag, Mongolia, was reported only 14 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, at 8:03 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bayanhongor (pop. 26,300) located 116 km from the epicenter.