Information message about a strong earthquake in the area of Lake Baikal on January 15, 2024.

An earthquake (strong at the epicenter on the SIS-17 scale) with M=5.5 occurred on January 15, 2024 at 12:52 am GMT (15:52 am Moscow time) in the area of Lake Baikal.<br /> SIS-17 - Earthquakes. Seismic intensity scale. State Standard 57546–2017.

Parameters of the earthquake have been determined in the Alert Service (AS) of Information Processing Center (IPC) of Geophysical Survey of RAS in Obninsk with station data obtained from digital and analog seismic stations of Russia, countries of CIS and from abroad. Alert message on this earthquake has been delivered in 39 min after registration to the Ministry of Emergency of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM).

Preliminary processing has been done with data from 12 stations, accurate processing - with data from 49.

The red marker on the map is the epicenter of the earthquake, the origin of which was located in the Republic of Buryatia, at a depth of 10 km, 61 km NW of Kurumkan, 98 km S-SW of Severobaikalsk, 128 km N of Barguzin and 133 km S-SW of Kichera.
Time in origin (GMT) Latitude, degree Longitude, degree Depth, km Stations number Ms/N mb/N I0 (calculated) GAP Center
1 12:52:26.0 54.78 109.71 10.0 49 5.5/18 6.5-7 GS RAS(Verified)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 12:52:25.5 54.94 109.55 10.0 12 5.6/12 6.5-7 GS RAS(Preliminary)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
3 12:52:27.0 54.79 109.71 10.0 409 5.4 21 CSEM
European - Mediterranean seismological center
4 12:52:26.9 54.81 109.65 10.0 96 5.4/553 22 NEIC
National Earthquakes Information Center of US Geological Service
5 12:52:27.0 54.75 109.7 10.0 K 14.3 BAGSR
Baykal Regional Seismological Centre, Irkutsk, Geophysical Survey, Russian Academy of Sciences