Moderate earthquake shakes central Mongolia

13:52, January 10, 2010      

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An earthquake measuring 3-5 on the Richter scale jolted central Mongolia and the capital of Ulan Bator Saturday.

The epicenter of the quake was located around 10 km north of Delgertsogt soum, Dundgobi province, according to data from the City Emergency Department (CED).

The CED said the epicentral area was measured at magnitude of 5.1 and the quake was recorded exactly at 15:15 local time (0715 GMT).

Residents in Ulan Bator felt the shake, but there was no immediate report of any property damage or casualties.

Source: Xinhua
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