A 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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