03 June, 2013

Another Earthquake Hits Off The Coast Of Hadhramout

The sea around the Soqotra Archipelago is prone to earthquakes. An earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale, struck off the coast of Hadhramout on the morning of Monday the 27th May, the U.S. Geological Survey said. From Volcano Discovery:

 Date & Time: Mon, 27 May 03:36:31 UTC (7.36.31 AM Local Time)
Local time at epicenter: Mon, 27 May 2013 07:36
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 6 miles (9.7 km)
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.5928°N / 53.8331°E
Nearest volcano: Bir Borhut (360 km/223mi)
Primary data source: USGS

The quake occurred about 135 miles (217 km) from the mainland and 135 miles (217 km) north of Socotra Island at a depth of 6 miles in the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, the USGS said. About three weeks before that, a moderate earthquake struck not far from the same point.