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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Āfar, 161 km southeast of Mek'ele, Tigray, Ethiopia, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 2:38 am (GMT +3) -

Updated: Jan 27, 2023 12:17 GMT -
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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Āfar, 161 km southeast of Mek\'ele, Tigray, Ethiopia, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 2:38 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Āfar, 161 km southeast of Mek\'ele, Tigray, Ethiopia, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 2:38 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Jan 00:31 UTC: First to report: USGS after 53 minutes.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 25, 2023 23:38:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 2:38 am (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.3
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude12.48°N / 40.5288°E (Āfar, Ethiopia)
Antipode12.48°S / 139.471°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoDabbahu (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities92 km (57 mi) NW of Semera (pop: 833) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) NW of Dubti (pop: 26,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
109 km (68 mi) E of Korem (Tigray) (pop: 30,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) ESE of Maichew (Tigray Region) (pop: 27,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) SE of Mek'ele (Tigray) (pop: 215,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
178 km (110 mi) NNE of Kombolcha (Amhara) (pop: 93,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) NNE of Dessie (Amhara) (pop: 136,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
431 km (268 mi) NNE of Addis Ababa (pop: 2,757,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 22.8°C (73 F), humidity: 61%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.310 km92 Km NW of Semera, EthiopiaUSGS
4.310 kmEthiopiaRaspberryShake
4.310 kmETHIOPIAEMSC
4.310 kmEthiopiaIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Arta Cave - Arta, Republic of Djibouti (ATD/G network) | Distance from quake: 273 km / 170 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Arta Cave - Arta, Republic of Djibouti: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Aug 21, 1989 01:09
33 years ago
6.4

16 km
161km / 100mi58 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 27, 1938 02:31
84 years ago
6.4

15 km
227km / 141miĀfar, 56 km SE of Kemisē, Amhara Region, EthiopiaMore
Mar 5, 1992 08:55
31 years ago
6.2

7.4 km
271km / 168miAbou Mâya, Arta, 37 km W of DjiboutiMore
Mar 29, 1969 09:15
54 years ago
6.2

10 km
100km / 62mi21 km NE of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Jun 1, 1961 23:29
62 years ago
6.2

25 km
241km / 150mi33 km SW of Kemisē, Amhara Region, EthiopiaMore
Sep 23, 1915 08:14
107 years ago
6.2

10 km
299km / 186mi47 km S of Mendefera, Debub, EritreaMore
Aug 21, 1989 05:03
33 years ago
6.1

9.7 km
148km / 92mi55 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Aug 20, 1989 19:25
33 years ago
6.1

12 km
155km / 96mi56 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Aug 20, 1989 13:26
33 years ago
6.1

10 km
161km / 100mi59 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Aug 20, 1989 11:46
33 years ago
6.1

10 km
154km / 96mi54 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Apr 5, 1969 02:18
54 years ago
6.1

15 km
110km / 68mi33 km NE of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Mar 29, 1969 11:04
54 years ago
6.1

10 km
110km / 69mi33 km NE of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Jan 4, 1960 06:16
63 years ago
6.1

15 km
258km / 160miDikhil, 27 km NW of Ali Sabih, Ali Sabieh, DjiboutiMore
Aug 21, 1989 05:05
33 years ago
5.8

10 km
150km / 93mi43 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Aug 10, 2002 15:56
20 years ago
5.7

10 km
152km / 94mi40 km NE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 21, 1993 19:11
29 years ago
5.7

15 km
148km / 92mi38 km N of Dessie, Amhara Region, EthiopiaMore
Aug 20, 1989 18:39
33 years ago
5.7

10 km
156km / 97mi66 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 10, 1952 09:06
70 years ago
5.7

15 km
168km / 104miĀfar, 53 km NE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Jun 17, 2011 09:16
12 years ago
5.6

10 km
159km / 99miĀfar, Ethiopia, 60 km SW of Selefī Desēt Island, EritreaMore
Jun 12, 2011 20:32
12 years ago
5.6

10 km
167km / 104miĀfar, Ethiopia, 52 km SW of Selefī Desēt Island, EritreaMore
Sep 24, 2005 19:24
17 years ago
5.5

12 km
11km / 7mi95 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Apr 13, 1989 12:17
34 years ago
5.5

33 km
108km / 67miĀfar, 59 km E of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Jun 12, 2011 21:03
12 years ago
5.4

10 km
168km / 104mi45 km S of Edd, Central Denkalya Subregion, Southern Red Sea Region, EritreaMore
Sep 20, 2005 21:23
17 years ago
5.4

10 km
25km / 16miĀfar, 107 km E of Maichew, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 06:58
17 years ago
5.3

10 km
11km / 7mi109 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Aug 21, 1989 07:07
33 years ago
5.3

10 km
150km / 93mi40 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Apr 13, 1989 07:55
34 years ago
5.3

33 km
109km / 68miĀfar, 55 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 26, 2005 13:28
17 years ago
5.2

10 km
12km / 7mi91 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 26, 2005 09:33
17 years ago
5.2

10 km
10km / 6mi93 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 07:36
17 years ago
5.2

10 km
15km / 9miĀfar, 111 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 05:15
17 years ago
5.2

10 km
22km / 13miĀfar, 107 km E of Maichew, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 22, 2005 13:58
17 years ago
5.2

10 km
25km / 15miĀfar, 146 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 22, 2005 03:12
17 years ago
5.2

10 km
25km / 16miĀfar, 100 km E of Maichew, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Aug 20, 1989 18:54
33 years ago
5.2

10 km
149km / 93mi51 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Mar 24, 2018 10:27
5 years ago
5.1

10 km
114km / 71miĀfar, 64 km E of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Jun 12, 2011 15:37
12 years ago
5.1

1.9 km
164km / 102miĀfar, Ethiopia, 56 km SW of Selefī Desēt Island, EritreaMore
Sep 28, 2005 16:31
17 years ago
5.1

10 km
12km / 8mi93 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 26, 2005 20:30
17 years ago
5.1

10 km
3km / 2mi100 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 11:20
17 years ago
5.1

10 km
8km / 5mi94 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 08:20
17 years ago
5.1

10 km
17km / 10miĀfar, 94 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 22, 2005 19:51
17 years ago
5.1

10 km
13km / 8miĀfar, 98 km NE of Robīt, Amhara Region, EthiopiaMore
Dec 1, 2002 11:18
20 years ago
5.1

10 km
88km / 55miAmhara Region, 35 km SE of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Aug 20, 1989 18:27
33 years ago
5.1

10 km
136km / 84mi33 km NE of Assayita, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Jun 12, 2011 19:21
12 years ago
5.0

10 km
166km / 103mi71 km S of Edd, Central Denkalya Subregion, Southern Red Sea Region, EritreaMore
Oct 2, 2007 09:06
15 years ago
5.0

10 km
111km / 69miĀfar, 146 km E of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 26, 2005 21:25
17 years ago
5.0

10 km
18km / 11mi84 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 10:02
17 years ago
5.0

10 km
13km / 8mi94 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 08:18
17 years ago
5.0

10 km
6km / 4mi101 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 00:37
17 years ago
5.0

10 km
9km / 6mi95 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 21, 2005 14:57
17 years ago
5.0

10 km
9km / 6miĀfar, 102 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 18, 1996 23:50
26 years ago
5.0

10 km
31km / 19miĀfar, 140 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
May 27, 1990 18:56
33 years ago
5.0

52 km
97km / 60miĀfar, 64 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
May 4, 1990 10:12
33 years ago
5.0

10.3 km
94km / 58mi13 km W of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Apr 10, 1984 08:10
39 years ago
5.0

10 km
152km / 94mi28 km N of Dessie, Amhara Region, EthiopiaMore
Sep 19, 1979 18:48
43 years ago
5.0

33 km
33km / 20miĀfar, 96 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Oct 17, 2008 10:57
14 years ago
4.9

10 km
21km / 13mi82 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Oct 17, 2008 09:40
14 years ago
4.9

10 km
14km / 9mi79 km NW of Semera, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Oct 2, 2005 23:24
17 years ago
4.9

10 km
51km / 32mi67 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 01:10
17 years ago
4.9

10 km
25km / 15mi85 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Aug 7, 1994 14:14
28 years ago
4.9

11 km
134km / 83mi27 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Jan 21, 1993 01:15
30 years ago
4.9

10 km
18km / 11miĀfar, 157 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Apr 12, 1989 05:05
34 years ago
4.9

33 km
109km / 68miĀfar, 59 km E of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Jun 12, 2011 19:37
12 years ago
4.8

10 km
163km / 101miĀfar, Ethiopia, 57 km SW of Selefī Desēt Island, EritreaMore
Jun 12, 2011 16:27
12 years ago
4.8

10 km
153km / 95miĀfar, Ethiopia, 66 km SW of Selefī Desēt Island, EritreaMore
Sep 29, 2005 11:52
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
8km / 5mi94 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 16:22
17 years ago
4.8

10.3 km
11km / 7mi93 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 10:07
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
11km / 7mi94 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 23:05
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
18km / 11mi86 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 09:17
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
19km / 12miĀfar, 91 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 05:36
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
8km / 5miĀfar, 102 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 03:25
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
30km / 19miĀfar, 96 km E of Maichew, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 23, 2005 20:26
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
12km / 8miĀfar, 103 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 23, 2005 04:57
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
11km / 7mi105 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 22, 2005 10:14
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
17km / 10miĀfar, 107 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 21, 2005 20:04
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
8km / 5mi110 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 20, 2005 02:17
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
10km / 6miĀfar, 103 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Oct 21, 1996 03:20
26 years ago
4.8

33 km
21km / 13miĀfar, 99 km E of Maichew, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Oct 16, 1996 18:30
26 years ago
4.8

10 km
24km / 15miĀfar, 145 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Aug 22, 1989 03:01
33 years ago
4.8

10 km
114km / 71mi71 km NE of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Apr 13, 1989 13:00
34 years ago
4.8

33 km
112km / 70miĀfar, 60 km E of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Aug 31, 1983 17:30
39 years ago
4.8

10 km
23km / 14miĀfar, 154 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
May 12, 1978 06:20
45 years ago
4.8

33 km
80km / 50miĀfar, 80 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Jun 12, 2011 16:44
12 years ago
4.7

10 km
155km / 96miĀfar, Ethiopia, 66 km S of Edd, EritreaMore
Nov 11, 2007 21:21
15 years ago
4.7

10 km
41km / 25mi63 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 28, 2005 00:21
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
23km / 14miĀfar, 97 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 27, 2005 20:21
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
31km / 20mi73 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 27, 2005 10:13
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
8km / 5mi107 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 26, 2005 15:36
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
8km / 5mi104 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 09:11
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
2km / 2miĀfar, 108 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 03:51
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
26km / 16mi89 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 25, 2005 01:12
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
15km / 9mi94 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 23:22
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
11km / 7mi91 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 09:53
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
17km / 11mi97 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 06:14
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
23km / 14mi92 km NW of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
Sep 24, 2005 03:57
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
19km / 12miĀfar, 96 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 22, 2005 05:21
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
33km / 21miĀfar, 87 km E of Maichew, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 22, 2005 01:31
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
34km / 21miĀfar, 98 km E of Maichew, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Sep 14, 2005 15:07
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
12km / 7miĀfar, 98 km E of Korem, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Oct 13, 1996 07:35
26 years ago
4.7

33 km
40km / 25miĀfar, 140 km SE of Mek'ele, Tigray, EthiopiaMore
Aug 20, 1989 20:45
33 years ago
4.7

10 km
123km / 76mi75 km NE of Dubti, Āfar, EthiopiaMore
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