Earthquake hits a southern Ethiopian town

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that reports a 5-1 magnitude earthquake struck the southern Ethiopian town of Hosaena and nearby towns at 3 PM local time.

Details:

Magnitude 5.1
Date-Time
  • Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 12:14:24 UTC
  • Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 03:14:24 PM at epicenter
Location 7.575°N, 37.792°E
Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles) set by location program
Region ETHIOPIA
Distances
  • 200 km (124 miles) SW (215°) from ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
  • 219 km (136 miles) N (9°) from Gidole, Ethiopia
  • 344 km (214 miles) ESE (108°) from Dembi Dolo, Ethiopia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.3 km (9.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 56, Nph= 63, Dmin=175.9 km, Rmss=0.67 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source
Event ID usc0000qr1
FORUM | AMHARIC