A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 179 km SW of Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia (111 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 40.0606° East, 17.8277° North, depth 12.03 km. Id of earthquake: us10004dz8. Event ids that are associated: us10004dz8. Global time and date of event 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 14:58:05 / January 3, 2016 @ 2:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:58:05 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.03 km (7 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 179 km SW of Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia.
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