5.3 Earthquake strikes Hossana town
December 19, 2010 (Addis Ababa) - A magnitude 5.3 earthquake stricken Hossana town on Sunday afternoon, the Addis Ababa University said.
Earthquake Expert with Institute of Geophysics, Space Science, and Astronomy of Addis Ababa University, Dr. Atalay Ayele told ENA that the temblor struck at 3:15 PM local time.
He said the epicenter of the quake was north western direction of the town and felt within the radius of 30 km. He said the quake has a potential to destroy buildings within the radius.
Dr. Atalay said similar earthquake has stricken near Ankober Town in September 19/2009 that have a magnitude of 5 which was felt here in Addis Ababa.
In 1961 another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 Richter Scale was also stricken Kara Kore area,near Addis Ababa that wreacked havoc, he said (ENA)
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