Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit northern Ethiopia and the neighbouring Eritrea on Tuesday evening.

No deaths or destruction have so far been reported.

It shook several towns in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, including the capital, Mekelle, Tigray TV reported.

Senior Tigray official Solomon Maesho said all districts near the border with Eritrea felt the tremors.

The epicentre was in the Eritrean town of Irafayle, according to Eritrea’s information minister.

By Joy

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