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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 12 km ESE of Obock, Djibouti



Earthquake location 11.9142S, 43.3985WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Obock in Djibouti on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 43.3985 East, latitude 11.9142 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 10:44:56 / April 14, 2017 @ 10:44 am. Unique identifier: us10008hit. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008hit. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:44:56 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Djibouti (c. 741 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Arta, Tadjoura. Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Djibouti (c. 623 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from (c. 40 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tadjoura (c. 22 200 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Obock (c. 17 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from ‘Arta (c. 6 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 12 km ESE of Obock, Djibouti.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 43.3985° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9142° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ESE of Obock, Djibouti Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-14 10:44:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 11:54:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 342 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 5.526 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us10008hit Id of event.
Event Code 10008hit An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008hit, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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