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5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Eritrea

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Wednesday, 02 August 2023

5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Eritrea

Source: Xinhua| 2023-08-02 05:39:00|Editor: huaxia

ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 shook the southeast of the Eritrean capital Asmara on Tuesday evening, authorities said.

The quake, which was at a depth of 10 km, occurred at 8:15 p.m. local time (1715 GMT), Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Meskel said on social media.

The epicenter was at the town of Irafalle, according to the Eritrean Ministry of Mines and Energy.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake hit around 55 km southeast of Asmara.

So far, there have been no reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake.

Asmara, which is located at over 2000 metres above sea level making it the second highest capital in Africa, was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved modernist architecture in 2017. 

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.610 kmEritrea: EthiopiaUSGS
5.610 kmEritrea: EthiopiaRaspberryShake
5.410 kmEritrea: Near Al HudaydahRENASS
5.68.6 kmEritrea [Land]INGV
5.510 kmEritreaGFZ
5.610 kmEritrea: EthiopiaIRIS
5.510 kmEritrea: 厄立特里亚CEIC
5.610 kmEritreaGeoAu

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