A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ziway in Ethiopia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:22 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 38.6457° East, 7.712° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007vra. Event ids that are associated: us10007vra. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 16:29:22 / January 27, 2017 @ 4:29 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ethiopia (c. 88 013 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dodola, Leku, Huruta. Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Hawassa (c. 133 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Shashemenē (c. 85 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ziway (c. 49 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Butajīra (c. 30 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from K’olīto (c. 25 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Āsasa (c. 23 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Dodola (c. 23 100 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 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 25 km SSW of Ziway, Ethiopia.
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