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Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 in Eritrea, along the margin of the East African rift

An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred at 11:53 Italian time in Eritrea, about 70 km north-east of the capital Asmara and 18 km from Massawa. The estimated hypocentral depth is 9.8 km. The quake which

An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred at 11:53 Italian time in Eritrea, about 70 km north-east of the capital Asmara and 18 km from Massawa. The estimated hypocentral depth is 9.8 km. The quake which has not resulted in damage to persons or property, occurred along the continental margin of the East African rift, the boundary between the African Plate and the Arabian. This is the point where the two plates move away from each other, due to the tectonic extensional. The process of rifting in the course, which is leading to the separation of the two plates, has already led to the formation of an ocean basin: the Red Sea.

The earthquake occurred today just off the coast of the Red Sea, and a few tens of km north of one of the most active volcanic areas in the world. The band is characterized by extensional tectonics is huge, extending from Turkey to Mozambique for about 6500 km. Its maximum width is recorded at the Red Sea, where it reaches 300 km.

Google Translation from the Meteoweb News in Italian –

Review overview
  • Said September 18, 2013

    ty God there is no damage,

  • Bokre September 18, 2013

    Thanks God there is no damage.

    Here is bold and brave move by Israeli lawyers and politicians who took their own government to the highest court of their own land to defend the right of Eritrean and many African refugees.
    The Israeli lawyers, intellectuals and activists defended Eritreans. This is while the Arab regimes, civilians, intellectuals, Islamic Shieks, medical doctors, the Arab security and media kept silent, even some coward Eritrea websites kept their mouth shut and did not post crimes on Eritreans in Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Yemen, to the slavery, organ harvest, rape and murder of young eritreans in the Arab world.

    Supreme Court Overturns Law to Prevent Infiltration

    “The prolonged imprisonment of asylum seekers in administrative detention is unconstitutional. The Anti-Infiltration Law is overturned.”

    Today (September 16) an expanded panel of nine Supreme Court Justices ruled that the Third Amendment to the Law for the Prevention of Infiltration is unconstitutional and must be overturned. Over 2,000 women, men and children are currently being held in harsh conditions without trial under the amendment, which was passed in January 2012.

    Despite the fact that most of the detainees are asylum seekers, and despite the fact that Israel recognizes that in the vast majority of cases deportation would put their lives in danger, the amendment called for their imprisonment en masse.

    The Supreme Court ruled that administrative detention of this sort violates the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Freedom and that the state must examine each of the detainees’ cases individually within 90 days and release all those who are entitled to release under the Law of Entry to Israel. Unlike the Anti-Infiltration Law, the Law of Entry to Israel does not allow extended detention of persons against whom deportation proceedings are not underway.

    The ruling was issued on three cases that were joined by the Court: a petition to the High Court of Justice filed by Attorneys Oded Feller (Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Yonatan Berman (Clinic for Migrants’ Rights at the Academic Center of Law and Business in Ramat Gan), Asaf Weitzen (Hotline for Migrant Workers) and Anat Ben Dor (Refugee Rights Clinic at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law); an appeal filed by Attorneys Berman, Omer Shatz and Yiftach Cohen; and an additional appeal filed by Attorneys Tomer Warsaw, Yael Rothschild, and Orit Ronen.

    Attorneys Yonatan Berman and Anat Ben-Dor: “The Supreme Court ruled today what should have been taken for granted. Administrative detention of asylum seekers cannot be used as a method of deterring immigration. It is regrettable that the state has imprisoned thousands of people for a year and a half in unacceptable conditions without justification for their arrest. We hope that from now on the state will understand that asylum seekers are human beings who must be treated as such, and begin granting them rights.”

  • ERITREA SUPER POWER September 18, 2013

    weyane responsible for earthquake ?

    I think it could be Weyane responsible for such earthquake so that to demarcate the border to take away Massawa port too, using a fifth column invading earthquake.

    down down weyane

    • wintuy September 19, 2013

      Assena seem to indicate it was issyas who caused it by provoking ezghi with utter disregard to justice.

  • Bokre September 18, 2013

    There were seven major earthquakes on earth today including Massawa. Eritrean location on the great east African Rift valley affirms, as it had happened in 1908 Massawa, for another deadly and disasterous earthquak. Is Eritrea ready? Absolutley not, this will hit all major cities between Asamara and Adiqeyh with deadly force. Eritrea does not have any worthy even flimsy emergency system.

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    Thursday, September 19, 2013 06:53:31 at epicenter

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    M 5.5, 43km N of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands 19.1553 145.5955

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    M 4.6, 55km SSE of Sinabang, Indonesia 1.9876 96.4907

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    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:42:39 UTC
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    M 5.0, 19km NNW of Massawa, Eritrea 15.7674 39.3679

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 09:04:23 UTC
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:04:23 at epicenter

    Depth: 9.81 km (6.10 mi)

    • hawika September 19, 2013

      on the other side – eritrea also dont have any valuable that can be damaged by earth quick no building no infrastructure so the damade is limitted to chicken and eggs. blessing in disguise ……

      another good news that come with this news is the seperation of east africa rift from the main land africa just started we are going be an island then we dont hv to pretend to be africans ( barya as we call them!!!) and we stay far from the ethiopians.

      • Bokre September 19, 2013

        As to Barya, it is Eritreans who live Arab in slavery. Is it the Ethiopian burning his languages to look like Arabs as some Eritreans in the jebha mold did? Did Eritrea say a word when its boys and girls were enslaved and raped by Arabs? Only slaves keep their stinking mouth shut as the Hgdef regime and some of the worthless Arab want-to-be opposition did.

  • Kokob Abraham September 22, 2013

    Hegdef said that USA and WOYANE sent the earthquake to Erirea