A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Massawa in Eritrea. Id of earthquake: us6000b2u0. Event ids that are associated: us6000b2u0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 39.9018 East, latitude 15.665 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 18:45:43 / July 17, 2020 @ 6:45 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:45:43 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). 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).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Eritrea (c. 5 793 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Massawa. The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Massawa (c. 23 100 pop).
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. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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