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Largest earthquakes in or near Lideta, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 6
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 8 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Lideta has had 1 quake of magnitude 6.0, 6 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 8 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0.

Latest quake: Mag. 5.0 | 36 km S of Ziway, Oromiya, Ethiopia -

Strongest quake: Mag. 6.0 | 31 km NW of Abomsa, Amhara Region, Ethiopia -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4.4 or higher (15 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Jan 27, 2017 16:29 GMT
5.0

10 km
19 km (12 mi)36 km south of Ziway, Oromiya, Ethiopia 6 reportsMore
Oct 29, 2015 00:35 GMT
4.4

10 km
9 km (5.6 mi)10.7 km northwest of Metehara, Oromiya, Ethiopia More
Oct 17, 2011 01:03 GMT
4.4

10 km
10.5 km north of Hosa’ina, SNNPR, Ethiopia More
Sep 19, 2009 17:56 GMT
4.5

10 km
Āfar, 52 km southeast of Abomsa, Amhara Region, Ethiopia More
Jul 4, 2006 05:51 GMT
4.5

10 km
32 km east of Ziway, Oromiya, Ethiopia More
Feb 13, 1993 02:25 GMT
5.3

12 km
25 km south of Nazareth, Oromiya, Ethiopia More
May 11, 1989 20:53 GMT
4.9

10 km
8.8 km northeast of Metehara, Oromiya, Ethiopia More
Oct 28, 1985 12:08 GMT
4.7

10 km
27 km southeast of Debre Birhan, Amhara Region, Ethiopia More
Aug 14, 1985 20:37 GMT
4.9

33 km
SNNPR, 52 km northwest of Debre Sīna Island, Oromiya, Ethiopia More
Feb 25, 1974 16:05 GMT
4.5

33 km
16 km south of Abomsa, Amhara Region, Ethiopia More
Jun 14, 1961 20:32 GMT
5.7

20 km
33 km southeast of Were Īlu, Amhara Region, Ethiopia More
Jun 3, 1961 15:23 GMT
5.4

20 km
40 km northeast of Abomsa, Amhara Region, Ethiopia More
Jun 2, 1961 07:02 GMT
5.6

15 km
13 km north of Debre Sīna, Amhara Region, Ethiopia More
Jun 2, 1961 05:44 GMT
5.9

20 km
33 km northwest of Abomsa, Amhara Region, Ethiopia More
Jun 2, 1961 04:51 GMT
6.0

20 km
31 km northwest of Abomsa, Amhara Region, Ethiopia More
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.7 x 1014 joules (46.3 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 39833 tons of TNT or 2.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Lideta Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Lideta?

The last earthquake in Lideta occurred 6 years ago: Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 36 km south of Ziway, Oromiya, Ethiopia, on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 16:29 GMT.

How many quakes were there in Lideta since 1900?

Since 1900, Lideta, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia had 15 quakes up to magnitude 6.0.

What was the strongest quake in Lideta since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Lideta since 1900 occurred 62 years ago: Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 31 km northwest of Abomsa, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, on Friday, June 2, 1961 at 04:51 GMT.

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