A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Socotra region (0 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: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 04:10:02 / September 20, 2018 @ 4:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 56.7069° East, 11.1577° North. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:10:02 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000hheh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hheh.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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