A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 166 km SSE of Sayhut, Yemen (103 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude 51.7781° East, latitude 13.7991° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/16 / 2016-05-05 21:57:05 / May 5, 2016 @ 9:57 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:57:05 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005h2v. Event ids that are associated: us10005h2v.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 166 km SSE of Sayhut, Yemen.
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