A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Bur Safajah in Egypt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 21:46:15 / January 18, 2020 @ 9:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007a9c. Id of event: us60007a9c. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:46:15 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 34.653 East, latitude 26.9994 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Egypt (c. 80 472 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Hurghada (c. 95 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Būr Safājah (c. 32 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hurghada, Būr Safājah.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 77 km ENE of Bur Safajah, Egypt. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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