Earthquake near Lake Baykal

Affected Population
Event Characteristics
Latitude 51.81 °N
Longitude 103.63 °E
Date & Time Sept. 21, 2020, 6:04 p.m.
Magnitude Mw 5.5
Depth 10 km
Last Update 2020-09-21
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09/22/2020 7:34 a.m.

Cracked buildings and collapsed chimneys were reported from villages near the epicenter, local newspapers write. Several hundred households were affected by power outages. Minor non-structural damage was also caused in parts of Irkutsk.

09/21/2020 7:47 p.m.

This earthquake was felt strongly in towns and cities west of Lake Baykal. In Irkutsk, many residents were woken up by the quake. Windows shook and some people reported fallen items. For the closest towns near the epicenter Kultuk and Sljudjanka we expect at least intensity VI. Minor to moderate damage is likely there but no effects were reported yet.

09/21/2020 7:28 p.m.