A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Obock in Djibouti. The temblor was picked up at 08:53:19 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008hgt. Event ids that are associated: us10008hgt. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 43.4766° East, 11.8372° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 05:53:19 / April 14, 2017 @ 5:53 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Djibouti (c. 741 000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Djibouti (c. 623 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from (c. 40 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tadjoura (c. 22 200 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Obock (c. 17 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from ‘Arta (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Arta, Tadjoura (min 5000 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 three 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 24 km SE of Obock, Djibouti.
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