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Latest quakes in or near Ethiopia - list, stats and map

Updated: Mar 2, 2024 06:55 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Ethiopia in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Ethiopia, find out which quakes are happening right now!

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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes near Dalafilla volcano in the past 7 days.
There have been 0 quakes of magnitude 5.0+ near Dalafilla volcano since 2023. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!
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Showing all recent or significant quakes since 2023, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (22 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Oct 19, 2023 08:30 am (Asmara)
Oct 19, 2023 05:30 GMT

4.5

10 km
89 km (56 mi) to the N Southern Red Sea Region, 204 km southeast of asamara, Central, Eritrea More
Friday, September 29, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 29, 2023 03:09 am (Djibouti)
Sep 29, 2023 00:09 GMT

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n/a
299 km (186 mi) to the SE 39 km northwest of Tadjoura, Tadjourah, Djibouti (unconfirmed) 132 reportsMore
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 13, 2023 08:51 pm (Asmara)
Sep 13, 2023 17:51 GMT

5.0

10 km
197 km (122 mi) to the NW Northern Red Sea Region, 59 km east of asamara, Central, Eritrea 4 reportsMore
Thursday, August 3, 2023 GMT (2 quakes)
Aug 4, 2023 02:15 am (Asmara)
Aug 3, 2023 23:15 GMT

4.5

10 km
196 km (122 mi) to the NW Northern Red Sea Region, 54 km southeast of asamara, Central, Eritrea 11 reportsMore
Aug 3, 2023 01:11 pm (Asmara)
Aug 3, 2023 10:11 GMT

4.6

10 km
198 km (123 mi) to the NW Northern Red Sea Region, 52 km east of asamara, Central, Eritrea More
Wednesday, August 2, 2023 GMT (3 quakes)
Aug 2, 2023 11:33 pm (Asmara)
Aug 2, 2023 20:33 GMT

4.4

10 km
202 km (126 mi) to the NW Northern Red Sea Region, 56 km east of asamara, Central, Eritrea 2 reportsMore
Aug 2, 2023 08:13 am (Asmara)
Aug 2, 2023 05:13 GMT

4.7

10 km
206 km (128 mi) to the NW Northern Red Sea Region, 45 km east of asamara, Central, Eritrea 1 reportMore
Aug 2, 2023 06:36 am (Asmara)
Aug 2, 2023 03:36 GMT

4.8

10 km
198 km (123 mi) to the NW Northern Red Sea Region, 50 km southeast of asamara, Central, Eritrea 2 reportsMore
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 GMT (3 quakes)
Aug 2, 2023 12:06 am (Asmara)
Aug 1, 2023 21:06 GMT

4.5

10 km
265 km (165 mi) to the NW Red Sea, 36 km north of Massawa, Northern Red Sea Region, Eritrea More
Aug 1, 2023 10:37 pm (Asmara)
Aug 1, 2023 19:37 GMT

4.4

10 km
191 km (119 mi) to the NW Northern Red Sea Region, 62 km east of asamara, Central, Eritrea 3 reportsMore
Aug 1, 2023 08:15 pm (Asmara)
Aug 1, 2023 17:15 GMT

5.6

10 km
192 km (119 mi) to the NW Northern Red Sea Region, 66 km east of asamara, Central, Eritrea 22 reportsMore
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About these data
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.7 x 1013 joules (7.36 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6336 tons of TNT or 0.4 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Arta Cave - Arta, Republic of Djibouti (ATD/G network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Arta Cave - Arta, Republic of Djibouti: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

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Number of earthquakes over time: Past 90 days
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Magnitude and seismic energy over time

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Magnitude and seismic energy over time: Past 90 days
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Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2023
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2024 so far

Magnitude and energy distribution

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Earthquakes in or near Ethiopia

Fri, 21 Nov 2008, 20:33

Dalaffilla volcano (Erta Ale range, Ethiopia), activity update: extensive lava flows

The eruption near Dalaffilla and Alu volcanoes on 3 November were reported by night-time satellite images. There was a multi-lobed lava-fieldwith a channel flowing to north-east. The source was a fissure northwest of Dalaffilla. The lava flowded area has a dimension of aproximately 9,3 x 15 km. Thermal anomalies showed that the lava-flow was also active during 12-16 November. ... Read all
Wed, 19 Nov 2008, 06:00

Alu-Dalafilla volcano (Ethiopia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 19 November-25 November 2008 (New Activity / Unrest)

During 19-24 November, the MODIS satellite continued to detect thermal anomalies over the area near Dalaffilla and Alu volcanoes from the eruption that began on 3 November. ... Read all
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