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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Nuwaybi`a in Egypt

Earthquake location 29.0253S, 34.6977WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Nuwaybi`a in Egypt on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.14 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:34:02 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 34.6977° East, latitude 29.0253° North, depth = 11.14 km. Unique identifier: us10002m3f. Ids that are associated to the event: us10002m3f. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/06/15 / 2015-06-27 15:34:02 / June 27, 2015 @ 3:34 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Egypt (c. 80 472 000 pop), Israel (c. 7 354 000 pop), Jordan (c. 6 407 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Aqaba (c. 95 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Eilat (c. 45 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Dhahab (c. 8 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Al Quwayrah (c. 7 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Al Quwayrah, Eilat, Aqaba.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km SE of Nuwaybi`a, Egypt.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 34.6977° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.0253° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE of Nuwaybi`a, Egypt Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-06-27 15:34:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-06-27 15:52:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 424 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.391 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002m3f Id of event.
Event Code 10002m3f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002m3f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Christine

    Luxor West Bank felt nothing

  2. Mahmoud

    Yes. Ismailia, Egypt

  3. Andrea

    Sharm el sheik felt earth move for about 8 seconds

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