A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Aqaba in Jordan. The temblor was detected at 02:30:08 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 35.0269° East, latitude 29.4847° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 02:30:08 / December 15, 2020 @ 2:30 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000cr5v. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cr5v.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Al Quwayrah, Eilat, Aqaba. Earthquake epicenter was 5 km (3 miles) from Aqaba (c. 95 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Eilat (c. 45 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Al Quwayrah (c. 7 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Israel (c. 7 354 000 pop), Jordan (c. 6 407 000 pop).
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 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSE of Aqaba, Jordan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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