A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Laasqoray in Somalia on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 11:23:52 / May 17, 2019 @ 11:23 am. Id of earthquake: us70003mh5. Event ids that are associated: us70003mh5. Exact location, longitude 48.1881° East, latitude 11.3926° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 14:23:52 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Khorey (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Somalia (c. 10 112 000 pop). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Las Khorey (c. 6 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km N of Laasqoray, Somalia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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