A 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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