5.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in Gobi-Altai aimag

2021-12-23 14:02:43

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded approximately 46 km southeast of Khaliun soum, Gobi-Altai aimag.


Specifically, the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics confirmed that the earthquake struck the area at 5:17 am on December 23.


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 this year. Compared to 31 earthquakes in 2010, the number of occurrences increased by eight times in the last decade.