A 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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