A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 176 km WNW of Farasan, Saudi Arabia (109 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 00:41:03 / January 24, 2020 @ 12:41 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us60007pil. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007pil. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 40.5457 East, latitude 17.2058 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:41:03 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 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: 176 km WNW of Farasan, Saudi Arabia.
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