A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Ak’ordat in Eritrea on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 22:22:45 / December 24, 2020 @ 10:22 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:22:45 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d2qn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2qn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 37.446 East, latitude 16.2568 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Eritrea (c. 5 793 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ak’ordat. Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Ak’ordat (c. 8 900 pop).
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. 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 struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km NNW of Ak’ordat, Eritrea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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