A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 192 km SSW of Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia (119 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 40.4571° East, latitude 17.4937° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 07:58:02 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 04:58:02 / January 24, 2020 @ 4:58 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us60007piu. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007piu.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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