A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Dhahab in Egypt. The temblor was picked up at 04:45:59 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005hn2. Unique identifier: us10005hn2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 01:45:59 / May 16, 2016 @ 1:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 34.6965° East, latitude 28.66° North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Eilat, Aqaba, Sharm el-Sheikh. Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Aqaba (c. 95 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Eilat (c. 45 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sharm el-Sheikh (c. 12 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Dhahab (c. 8 000 pop). 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).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 nearby.
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