A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 135 km NW of Laasqoray, Somalia (84 miles) on Friday. Unique identifier: us20004vc5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004vc5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 21:00:34 / January 28, 2016 @ 9:00 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 47.4335 East, latitude 12.1249 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:00:34 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 135 km NW of Laasqoray, Somalia.
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