Earthquakes Red Sea, Yemen, Oman, Gulf of Aden, Eritrea
5.0 Earthquake YEMEN, Djibouti, Gulf of Aden near IRAN
November 14, 2010 5.0 Earthquakes YEMEN, Djibouti, Gulf of Aden near IRAN
November 10 to 14, 2010 was a quake swarm in the IRAN wide area
21 quakes between mag 5.4 and 4.5 have been occuring in this region.
Its common for quakes, but there are an unusual number.
This is where the Africa Plate and the Arabian Plate meet.
This earthquake swarm is occurring right in the middle of major oil and freight transit sea lanes, the busiest in the world. Testing of Iranian NUKES under seas?
Multiple earthquakes off Yemen coast
Nov. 15, 2010 A flurry of earthquakes, up to 5.0 magnitude, were reported off the coast of Yemen, Djibouti and Eritrea.
The surface of the Earth is broken into 7 major plates.
The Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden were formed as the Arabian plate separated from Africa. Across both the Gulf of Aden mid-ocean ridge system and the southernmost part of the Red Sea the plates are moving, not only apart but also sliding past each other.
Geologists believe the Red Sea is still widening and in time will become an ocean.
The East African Rift System, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden form what’s know as the ‘Afar triple junction’ the centre of Sunday’s swarm of earthquakes.
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Seismic Activity Tearing Africa in Two
January 2011 High-Speed Geology
The fissures began appearing years ago. But in recent months, seismic activity has accelerated in northeastern Africa as the continent breaks apart in slow motion. Researchers say that lava in the region is consistent with magma normally seen on the sea floor -- and that water will ultimately cover the desert.
Erta Ale volcano in northeastern Ethiopia was erupting.
The earth is in upheaval in northeastern Africa, and the region is changing quickly. The desert floor is quaking and splitting open, volcanoes are boiling over, and seawaters are encroaching upon the land. Africa, researchers are certain, is splitting apart at a rate rarely seen in geology.
The first fracture appeared millions of years ago, resulting in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The second fracture, stretching south from Ethiopia to Mozambique, is known as the Great Rift Valley, and it is lined with several volcanoes. Millions of years from now, it too will be filled with seawater.
But in the Danakil Depression, in the northern part of the valley, the ocean could arrive much sooner. There, low, 25 meter (82 foot) hills are the only thing holding back the waters of the Red Sea. The land behind them has already dropped dozens of meters from previous levels and white salt deposits on the desert floor testify to past encroachments of the sea. But lava soon choked off its access.
Earth tremors cause deep fissures to form in the desert floor and the ground in East Africa is shattering like broken glass. Researchers in the Gulf of Tadjoura, which juts into Djibouti from the Gulf of Aden, have recently registered a barrage of seismic shocks.
An up-tick in volcanic activity. Indeed, geologists have discovered volcanic eruptions near the earth's surface at 22 places in the Afar Triangle in northeastern Africa. Magma has caused fissures up to eight meters (26 feet) wide to open up in the ground.
OMAN Back-to-back earthquakes
June 21, 2012 ARABIAN SEA
Two back-to-back earthquakes were recorded closer to Oman in the last 24 hours.
One quake measuring 4.8-magnitude was reported in the Arabian Gulf, the other was reported from southern Iran with 4.2-magnitude.
4.8 magnitude earthquake near Nabro volcano
July 1, 2012 – Nabro volcano - M4.8 is a very strong earthquake for volcanic circumstances.
The border area in between Eritrea and Ethiopia is an absolute NO GO zone controlled by the army
4.8 earthquake Yemen July 5, 2013
6.0 deep earthquake E of Yemen, SE of Oman, E of Somalia
July 19, 2014 Depth 200 km
Owen Fracture Zone region
5.0 earthquake Somalia, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea entrance
February 24, 2015
4.7 earthquake Djibouti, East Africa
May 30, 2015 - Across gulf from Sanaa, Yemen and NE of Ethiopia
Djibouti is surrounded by Ethiopia, with Somalia on its south
Eritrea is its northern neighbor
Cyclone Ashooba might hit Omani coasts
Authorities say they are fully prepared as the storm is expected to move northwest
Muscat: The deep depression in the southeast Arabian Sea has intensified into a cyclone storm called ‘Ashooba’ and is approximately 950 km from the southeast island of Masirah off Oman’s coast.
The cyclone is expected to move northwest of the Arabian Sea in the coming two days, according to the Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA) statement.
Winds at the centre of the depression are currently around 65-74 kmph.
However, the course of the storm can change at anytime, it said.
Heavy rainfall is expected to lash the south coasts of the Sharqiah governorate in the coming 48 hours and the sea will be very rough.
Tropical storm expected in next 24 hours
An official at the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA) told Gulf News that they are fully prepared for the cyclone should it reach.
Meanwhile, Khalid Al Jahawari, an expert at Oman’s Meteorology department says he expects Ashooba to weaken as it approaches the Omani coast.
For a 10 day weather forecast, visit the GulfNews.com weather page.
Oman is usually hit with such storms around June and July.
Two major cyclones hit Oman in the past eight years: Cyclone Gonu in June 2007 and Phet in June 2010.
More than 70 people were killed due to the two cyclones and over 4 billion Omani riyals in damage was sustained.
4.6 earthquake ENE of Eritrea, Africa June 9, 2015
Red Sea earthquakes
June 25, 2015 - Two 4.6 earthquakes in the middle of the Red Sea in slightly differing spots.
Eritrea on west side and Saudi Arabia and Yemen on the east side.
Eretrea had a quake awhile back. Suez Canal just north of quake
5.0 earthquakes July 13, 2015
Yemen, Gulf of Aden, Saudi Arabia, NW of Ceerigaabo, Somalia
4.2 earthquake DJIBOUTI
August 28, 2015 - This is east Africa, the horn, across from Yemen
5.0 earthquake off Yemen, Oman
September 2, 2015 - There were 2 strong quakes 7 hours apart, near the Gulf of Aden.
4.8 earthquake Djibouti Africa
Sept 29, 2015 - S of Sanaa, Yemen, NE of Ethiopia
Thank you for these EQ updates. You have no idea how big of a joke the MSM is now(with all their nonsense political, entertainment, etc).
5.2 earthquake Owen Fracture Zone, Arabian Sea
October 12, 2015 - 265 miles ESE Yemen, SE of Oman, E of Somalia
5.0 earthquake Owen Fracture Zone region
Feb 18, 2016 - offshore Oman, depth=10.0 km - 6 miles
Earthquake Swarm in Red Sea
Mar 6, 2016 - Several 4.5 and 4.4 tremors in the Red Sea between Eritrea and Saudi Arabia
DEPTH 6 miles
4.5 shallow earthquake Red Sea
April 9, 2016 - S of Mecca Saudi Arabia
5.3 earthquake Gulf of Aden
May 5, 2016 - S of Yemen, NE of Somalia