Quake Info: Strong Mag. 5.1 Earthquake

Quake Info: Strong Mag. 5.1 Earthquake

Strong power.  5.1 earthquake - Āfar, 62 km northeast of Ādīgrat, Tigray, Ethiopia, on Monday 26 December 2022 at 15:21 (GMT +3)
Strong power.  5.1 earthquake - Āfar, 62 km northeast of Ādīgrat, Tigray, Ethiopia, on Monday 26 December 2022 at 15:21 (GMT +3)

Strong earthquake of 5.1 at 10 km depth

Dec 26 12:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
26 Dec 12:29: Epicenter location corrected by 8.7 km (5.4 mi) to W.

Update Mon, 26 Dec 2022, 12:33

Significant 5.1 earthquake strikes early afternoon 62 km northeast of Ādīgrat, Ethiopia

The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.1 earthquake in Ethiopia near Ādīgrat, Tigray only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake struck in the early afternoon on Monday 26 December 2022 at 15:21 local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the earthquake may be revised in the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their reports.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen seismograph network of RaspberryShake that also listed the earthquake at magnitude 5.1. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), reported the same earthquake at magnitude 5.3.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the earthquake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of ​​the epicenter.
Weak shaking may have been felt in Ādīgrat (population 65,000) located 62 km from the epicenter, Adi Keyh (population 13,100) 73 km away and Mek’ele (population 215,500) 127 km away.
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Information: The more agencies that report on the same earthquake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to several hours for earthquake parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.

5.110 kmEritrea: EthiopiaGFZ
5.110 kmEritrea: EthiopiaRaspberryShake


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