A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Loyada in Djibouti. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.14 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/15 / 2015-09-29 05:31:26 / September 29, 2015 @ 5:31 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:31:26 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003iyn. Event ids that are associated: us10003iyn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 43.2897 East, latitude 11.5593 North, depth = 5.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 16 km (10 miles) from Djibouti (c. 623 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from ‘Ali Sabieh (c. 40 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from (c. 40 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tadjoura (c. 22 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Obock (c. 17 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from ‘Arta (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ali Sabieh, , Tadjoura (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Djibouti (c. 741 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km NNE of Loyada, Djibouti. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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