Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Somalia Regional State, 92 km northwest of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, on Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 5:26 pm (GMT +3) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Somalia Regional State, 92 km northwest of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, on Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 5:26 pm (GMT +3)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Oct 15:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Date & time: Oct 24, 2021 14:26:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 5:26 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.22°N / 41.32°E (Somalia Regional State, Ethiopia)
Antipode: 10.22°S / 138.68°W
Nearest volcano: Yangudi (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) E of Gewanē (Āfar) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NW of Dire Dawa (pop: 252,300) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) NW of Harar (Harari) (pop: 90,200) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) NNE of Āsbe Teferī (Oromiya) (pop: 30,800) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) WNW of Jijiga (Somali) (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) ESE of Kombolcha (Amhara) (pop: 93,600) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) ESE of Dessie (Amhara) (pop: 136,100) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) SW of Djibouti (Djibouti) (pop: 623,900) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) ENE of Addis Abeba (Ādīs Ābeba) (pop: 2,757,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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User reports for this quake (7)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Jijiga, Somali (187.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Dire Dawa (85.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Addis Ababa / not felt
ADDIS ABABA / not felt
Hargeisa / not felt
Addis Ababa / not felt
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