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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt

Earthquake location 27.3003S, 34.7021WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Id of earthquake: us6000acva. Event ids that are associated: us6000acva. Global time and date of event 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 14:30:26 / June 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:30:26 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 34.7021° East, 27.3003° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Hurghada (c. 95 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Būr Safājah (c. 32 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Duba (c. 22 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from El Gouna (c. 15 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sharm el-Sheikh (c. 12 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Gouna, Būr Safājah, Duba (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Egypt (c. 80 472 000 pop), Saudi Arabia (c. 25 732 000 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 has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 77 km SSE of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 34.7021° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.3003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77 km SSE of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-16 14:30:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-16 14:47:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 433 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000acva Id of event.
Event Code 6000acva An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000acva, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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