Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Carlsberg Ridge

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Carlsberg Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Carlsberg Ridge, near Yemen, Central Indian Ocean at 14:19 UTC on April 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.3 km (5.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

The epicenter was located 400 km (249 miles) ESE of Hadibu, Yemen and 683 km (424 miles) E of Bareeda, Somalia.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM

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