strong earthquake hit the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep

A strong earthquake hit the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep. An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 8:56 pm tonight. This was confirmed by the National Seismological Observatory and private seismological monitoring agencies.

A moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake occurred in the Arabian Sea 216 km (134 mi) from Maldives in the evening of Monday, May 27, 2024 at 8.26 pm local time (GMT +5). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was felt by many near the epicenter. The shallow depth of the quake caused it to be felt more strongly near the epicenter than a deeper quake of similar magnitude would.

The quake struck at 8:26 p.m. tonight, about 216 km from the island of Maldives, according to private earthquake monitors based in Germany. The epicentre is 10 km below sea level. Seven cities in the Maldives experienced mild jolts.

Date & timeMay 27, 2024 15:26:56 UTC – 1 hour 39 minutes ago
Local timeMonday, May 27, 2024, at 08:26 pm (GMT +5)
Depth10 km
Epicenter6.99°N / 70.95°E Maldives
Seismic antipode6.99°S / 109.05°W
ShakingV Moderate shaking near epicenter
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Weather at epicenterOvercast Clouds  28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from WNW
Estimated energy3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
According to Maldives Meteorological department there is no damage expected to Maldives.

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