An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred – Anseba, 92 km northwest of Ak’ordat, Gash-Barka, Eritrea, on Friday, 25 Dec 1:22 am (GMT +3) – 57 minutes ago
As confirmed by the Branch of Geophysical Survey in the Ministry of Mines & Energy, &, Geophysical Laboratory at EIT, an earthquake of 4.4. magnitude on the Richter scale occurred 91 kms northwest of AGordat at 1:22 a.m. last night. No loss of life/damage to property reported..
Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
24 Dec 22:50 UTC: First to report: USGS after 28 minutes.Quake Data | User Reports | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in EritreaUpdate Thu, 24 Dec 2020, 22:54Light magnitude 4.4 quake hits 92 km northwest of Ak’ordat, Eritrea early morning
4.4 quake 25 Dec 1:22 am (GMT +3)An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred early morning on Friday 25 December 2020 at 1:22 am local time near Ak’ordat, Gash-Barka, Eritrea, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ak’ordat (pop. 8,900) located 92 km from the epicenter.
I felt this quakeI didn’t feel itDate & time: 24 Dec 2020 22:22:45 UTC – 57 minutes ago
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 25 Dec 1:22 am (GMT +3)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.2568°N / 37.446°E (Anseba, Eritrea)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) NNW of Ak’ordat (Gash-Barka) (pop: 8,860) –> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) WNW of Keren (pop: 74,800) –> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) N of Barentu (Gash-Barka) (pop: 15,900) –> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) E of Wagar (Kassala, Sudan) (pop: 12,000) –> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NE of Kassala (Sudan) (pop: 401,500) –> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) ENE of Aroma (Kassala, Sudan) (pop: 12,700) –> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) WNW of Asmara (Maekel) (pop: 563,900) –> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NW of Mendefera (Debub) (pop: 17,800) –> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) NW of Dek’emhāre (Debub) (pop: 11,000) –> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) WNW of Massawa (Mitsiwa, Northern Red Sea) (pop: 23,100) –> See nearby quakes!
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