Seismologists on Tuesday recorded a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on the Russian-Mongolian border, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
The epicenter of the earthquake is located in Mongolia, in the middle of a lake and between two volcanoes.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) rated the earthquake at 6.8 magnitude.
Severe earthquake occurred about half an hour ago on the border of Russia Mongolia!— 🪐 JEO HR 8844 (@jeoHR8844) January 11, 2021
A severe earthquake of 6.8 magnitude occurred in Lake Khösvsgöl, the second largest lake in Mogalistan.#earthqauke #mogalistan #russia pic.twitter.com/B9Yl5xO0wp
At the moment there are no reports of damage or victims.
Earthquakes, including quite strong ones, periodically occur in the regions of Mongolia bordering with the Russian regions of Tuva, the Altai Republic, the western part of Buryatia, and the Chinese Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.