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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Obock in Djibouti

Earthquake location 11.8366S, 43.8871WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Obock in Djibouti. Unique identifier: us20009p35. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009p35. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 43.8871 East, latitude 11.8366 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:47:12 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 21:47:12 / June 17, 2017 @ 9:47 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Djibouti (c. 623 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Obock (c. 17 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Djibouti (c. 741 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Djibouti, Obock (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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 66 km ESE of Obock, Djibouti.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 43.8871° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.8366° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2017-06-17 21:47:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-02 02:54:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 0.786 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 199 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 us20009p35 Id of event.
Event Code 20009p35 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009p35, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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