According to a report by the Russian News Agency, on the morning of the 12th local time, a strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale occurred in the vicinity of the junction of Irkutsk Oblast and Mongolia.
The epicenter was located in Lake Kusugur in Mongolia, with a focal depth of 10 kilometers.
According to the Irkutsk Oblast Emergency Department, the earthquake in the capital of Irkutsk is obvious, with a magnitude of 4 to 5 on the Richter scale, and the city is about 300 kilometers away from the epicenter.
According to statistics, there are no reports of casualties and property losses in the state.
In addition, according to the Baikal Branch of the Institute of Geophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 13 aftershocks occurred near the epicenter of Mongolia, with magnitudes of 5 to 6.
The Russian Republic of Tuva, the Republic of Buryatia and Krasnoyarsk Krai near the epicenter also felt different degrees of earthquakes.