341 people missing afters heavy dust storm hits Mongolia

341 people missing afters heavy dust storm hits Mongolia

A heavy dust storm hit the southern Mongolian province of Dundgovi on Sunday, March 14, 2021, leaving at least 341 people missing, according to the Dundgovi emergency management department. The department said most of the missing people are nomadic herders, adding…

Mongolia in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record

Mongolia in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record

Mongolia is in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with temperatures forecast to plunge to -50 °C (-58 °F). The severe cold has killed more than 500…

Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Russia – Mongolia border region

Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Russia – Mongolia border region

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Russia – Mongolia border region at 21:32 UTC on January 11, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The quake was followed by M5.2 at…

Severe flash floods claim 8 lives, damage 2 360 homes in Mongolia

Severe flash floods claim 8 lives, damage 2 360 homes in Mongolia

Severe flash floods have killed at least eight people, more than 7 000 livestock, and damaged 2 360 homes in several parts of Mongolia over the past few days, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). On July 3, five people were killed in…

Severe sandstorm sweeps through Dundgobi, Mongolia

Severe sandstorm sweeps through Dundgobi, Mongolia

A severe sandstorm hit Mongolia's Dundgobi Province on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The storm packed winds of up to 126 km/h (78 mph), according to the meteorological agency. It swept through areas in Deren, Gurvansaikhan, and Mandalgobi. This type of sandstorm, known…

Summer snow in West Mongolia

Summer snow in West Mongolia

Unexpected summer snowfall was reported in the southwestern mountainous parts of Bayan Ulgi province, Mongolia on June 28, 2019. According to Jagsalag Khulibek, expert at Bayan-Ulgii Province's meteorological bureau, the completely surprising snowfall had…