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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 9 km NNW of Awasa, Ethiopia



Earthquake location 7.125S, 38.4184WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Awasa in Ethiopia on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 38.4184° East, latitude 7.125° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:34:35 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20004uhd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004uhd. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 18:34:35 / January 24, 2016 @ 6:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Ethiopia (c. 88 013 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ziway, Āsasa, Dodola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Hawassa (c. 133 100 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Shashemenē (c. 85 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ziway (c. 49 400 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Dīla (c. 47 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yirga ‘Alem (c. 36 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Āreka (c. 33 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bodītī (c. 33 000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km NNW of Awasa, Ethiopia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.4184° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.125° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNW of Awasa, Ethiopia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-24 18:34:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 21:51:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.777 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004uhd Id of event.
Event Code 20004uhd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004uhd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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