Magnitude 6.2 – LAKE BAYKAL REGION, RUSSIA

2008 August 27 01:35:32 UTC Earthquake Details

Magnitude
6.2

Date-Time

Location
51.620°N, 104.135°E

Depth
16 km (9.9 miles) set by location program

Region
LAKE BAYKAL REGION, RUSSIA

Distances
75 km (45 miles) S of Irkutsk, Russia
150 km (95 miles) NNE of Zakamensk, Russia
185 km (115 miles) SSE of Cheremkhovo, Russia
4245 km (2640 miles) ENE of MOSCOW, Russia

Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles); depth fixed by location program

Parameters
NST=305, Nph=305, Dmin=34.7 km, Rmss=0.75 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=Q

Source

  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID
us2008wfac

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Earthquake Summary

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Felt Reports

Felt (V) at Irkutsk. Also felt (III) at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Felt as far north as Tulun, as far east as Chita, as far south as Tosontsengel, Mongolia and as far east as Kyzyl.

Earthquake Information for Asia

 

for more information check out this link  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008wfac.php

Lake Baykal has 1/5 of the freshwater supply of the world.  It contains the same volume of all 5 great lakes in its depths.  Thinking about it the lake is probably a giant fault line- who knew.

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