Light magnitude 4.4 quake hits 92 km northwest of Ak’ordat, Eritrea early morning
Thu, 24 Dec 2020, 22:5422:54 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
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).
4.4 quake 25 Dec 1:22 am (GMT +3)
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.
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Date & time: Thu, 24 Dec 22:22 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.2568°N / 37.446°E
Primary data source: USGS