Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Gulf of Aden, 283 km east of Mukalla, Hadramaout, Yemen, on Wednesday, 22 April 2020 at 20:22 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Gulf of Aden, 283 km east of Mukalla, Hadramaout, Yemen, on Wednesday, 22 April 2020 at 20:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Apr 20:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Apr 22 20:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1.
Date & time: 22 Apr 2020 20:22:46 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.54°N / 51.53°E (Gulf of Aden, Yemen)
Nearest volcano: Bir Borhut (235 km / 146 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
193 km (120 mi) NNE of Bereeda (Calawla, Somalia) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NNE of Alula (Calawla, Somalia) (pop: 6,100) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) WNW of Qalansīyah (pop: 3,500) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) N of Bargaal (Iskushuban, Somalia) (pop: 6,800) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) ESE of Mukalla (pop: 258,100) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (179 mi) WNW of Hadibu (حاديبو‎) (pop: 8,550) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) NE of Qandala (Somalia) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) NE of Bosaso (Somalia) (pop: 74,300) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (295 mi) SW of Salalah (Oman) (pop: 163,100) --> See nearby quakes!
814 km (506 mi) ESE of Sanaa (pop: 1,937,500) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) WNW of Socotra Island (pop: 60,000) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) NNW of ‘Abd al Kūrī Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.110 kmEastern Gulf of Aden (Yemen)GFZ
M 5.080 kmGulf Of Aden (Yemen)EMSC
M 5.110 km169km SSE of Sayhut, YemenUSGS
M 5.010 kmEastern Gulf of Aden (Yemen)BMKG

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Thumrait, Oman. (534.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I was asleep when this quake occurred at around 01:00 Hrs on 23-Apr-20, and didn't notice it, so I didn't find out about it until I happened to check this app... (reported through our app)
Mukalla / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Gulf of Aden, 283 km east of Mukalla, Hadramaout, Yemen, 22 April 2020 20:22 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Gulf of Aden, 283 km east of Mukalla, Hadramaout, Yemen, on Wednesday, 22 April 2020 at 20:22 (GMT)
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