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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Egypt) on Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Egypt) on Wednesday, 15 May 2019
15 May 16:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
May 15 17:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.6.
Date & time: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:53 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.66°N / 32.48°E (Egypt)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) NE of ‘Izbat al Burj (pop: 38,000)
152 km (94 mi) NE of Damietta (pop: 76,800)
157 km (98 mi) N of Port Said (pop: 538,400)
165 km (102 mi) NE of Fāraskūr (pop: 58,300)
170 km (105 mi) NE of Al Maţarīyah (pop: 99,400)
193 km (120 mi) NE of Bilqās (pop: 103,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 15 May 16:53 UTCM 4.6 / 10 kmEastern Mediterranean Sea (Egypt)GFZ
Wed, 15 May 16:53 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmEastern Mediterranean Sea (Egypt)EMSC
Wed, 15 May 16:53 UTCM 5.2 / 67 kmEastern Mediterranean Sea (Egypt)BMKG
Wed, 15 May 16:53 UTCM 4.9 / 23.2 kmEastern Mediterranean Sea Revise01 (2019.05.15 (Egypt)KOERI-RETMC
2019-05-15 16:53:46 UTC (15 May 16:53:46 UTC)M 4.8 / 10 kmEastern Mediterranean Sea (Egypt)USGS

User reports for this quake (88)

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Amman / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ramat gan Israel / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak hardly felt
Jerusalem / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Natanya / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : J.ai ressenti un léger vertige l’imme
Limassol, Cyprus (230.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was in the Polyclinic Ygeia visiting a relative with 5 members of family. While on the clinic’s 3rd floor, we suddenly all felt a “lightheaded” feeling. When it continued, growing slightly stronger, we realized it was an earthquake.
Tel Aviv / not felt
Rehovot Israel / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tel Aviv (344.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ramat Gan (228.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Two short wave of vibration for 15 seconds. (reported through our app)
Tel Aviv-Yafo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Modiin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
227.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bethlehem, Palestine / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Beit Shemesh, Israel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Laying down on the bed. The bed started shaking. Others in the home felt the table shaking.
Raanana, Israel / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
226.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Jerusalem / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it we heard the glass ware shaking
Beer Sheva, Israel (300.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : While sitting in a chair reading I felt the chair trembling for a few seconds,sufficient to suspect a quake. Others in the room who were talking in an animated fashion did not notice.
229.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ginaton (241.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Jerusalem / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Israel, Givat Shmuel. / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The sofa which I was sitting on,swayed from side to side for a few seconds.
225.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : I didn't feel anything ... (reported through our app)
Jerusalem / Weak shaking (MMI III)
258.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limassol Cyprus / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Jerusalem (295.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Rechovot / Weak shaking (MMI III)
235 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tel Aviv / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Jerusalem / not felt : I didnt feel anything but there are reports all over israel including in jerusalem of people who felt it
Rehovot, Israel / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Jerusalem (268.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
214.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rosh Ha'Ayin (242 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was sitting on my computer chair and felt a light jolt as if someone touched the chair from behind.
228.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
ראשון לציון (232.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
233 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Giza / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
beer sheva / Weak shaking (MMI III)
218.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
224.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kfar Sava (Israel, 228 km E of epicenter) : On the couch felt the shaking twice (reported through EMSC)
Holon (Israel, 221 km E of epicenter) : Я ощутила,лёгкое подрагивание ручки двери и к этому соотносились странные звуки от двери. (reported through EMSC)
Bethlehem (Israel, 271 km E of epicenter) : Very little tender shaking (reported through EMSC)
Beirut (Lebanon, 307 km NE of epicenter) : Light smooth wobbling twice. Lasted about 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Nazareth (Israel, 255 km E of epicenter) : В городе Нацрат Илит в доме на земле ничего не ощущалось. (reported through EMSC)
Bet Shemesh (Israel, 249 km SE of epicenter) : Lying down and felt the shaking on the bed (reported through EMSC)
Modi'in Makkabbim-Re'ut (Israel, 244 km E of epicenter) : Très leger (reported through EMSC)
Modi'in Makkabbim-Re'ut (Israel, 244 km E of epicenter) : Très légère sensation de mouvement (reported through EMSC)
Apostoloi Petros kai Pavlos (Cyprus, 231 km N of epicenter) : Λεμεσος. Ελαφρια δονηση στον 2ο οροφο (reported through EMSC)
Ramat HaSharon (Israel, 221 km E of epicenter) : I was in bed and I felt it shaking a bit. (reported through EMSC)
(Israel, 218 km SE of epicenter) : i was sitting and my body and my husbands body was gently rocking back and forth. (reported through EMSC)
Medina (Jordan, 326 km E of epicenter) : Lasted for about ten seconds (reported through EMSC)
Zahran (Jordan, 321 km E of epicenter) : It rocked for a couple of seconds my computer scene shook (reported through EMSC)
Nasr City 1 (Egypt, 309 km S of epicenter) : Light swaying of building felt for about 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Metar (Israel, 268 km SE of epicenter) : Я ощутил лёгкое землетрясение (reported through EMSC)
Metar (Israel, 268 km SE of epicenter) : Будучи на кровати почувствовал резкий толчок как будто кровать двинулись подомной (reported through EMSC)
(Israel, 268 km E of epicenter) : Felt my hotel bed shake (reported through EMSC)
(Israel, 268 km E of epicenter) : זה הרגיש בירושלים, זה לא נפוץ מאוד רעידות אדמה להתרחש כאן או לשבת. (reported through EMSC)
(Israel, 268 km E of epicenter) : felt 2 seconds of wobbling (reported through EMSC)
(Israel, 268 km E of epicenter) : Sat on my bed. Felt pretty significant shaking for 3-5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Israel, 268 km E of epicenter) : I felt the room/cupboard move, lost balance for a second. Felt disorientated. I live on the 3rd floor on a slope. (reported through EMSC)
Efrata (Israel, 267 km SE of epicenter) : Slight tremor, only felt if lying down. (reported through EMSC)
Ramallah (Palestine, State of, 261 km E of epicenter) : I was laying down in bed and the king size bed wobbled right to left and up and down in a wavy manner for approximately 10 seconds...as if it was a light object...the windows shaked as well...scary sensation.. (reported through EMSC)
Be'er Sheva (Israel, 261 km SE of epicenter) : Se movio moderadamente el sofa donde estaba sentado y de peso considerable por unos 4 segundos! (reported through EMSC)
Bet Shemesh (Israel, 251 km SE of epicenter) : Three short shakes lasting less than 10 seconds. Objects visibly wobbling. (reported through EMSC)
Bet Shemesh (Israel, 249 km SE of epicenter) : Felt the sofa move (reported through EMSC)
Mishmar Ayalon (Israel, 240 km E of epicenter) : Was sitting on couch and it started shaking (reported through EMSC)
Nahariya (Israel, 239 km E of epicenter) : Naharia, northern Israel.Felt the room shaking a little for few seconds... (reported through EMSC)
Agia Paraskevi (Cyprus, 234 km N of epicenter) : Lasted a few seconds, was definitely felt as furniture shaked a bit (reported through EMSC)
Potamos Germasogeias (Cyprus, 232 km N of epicenter) : Cyprus very good (reported through EMSC)
Potamos Germasogeias (Cyprus, 232 km N of epicenter) : Watching TV (reported through EMSC)
Agios Nikolaos (Cyprus, 231 km N of epicenter) : Лампа незначительно качалось. Голова закружилась. (reported through EMSC)
Neapoli (Cyprus, 231 km N of epicenter) : I was feeling this in Limassol, Cyprus (reported through EMSC)
Agia Zoni (Cyprus, 230 km N of epicenter) : 2 times (reported through EMSC)
Agia Zoni (Cyprus, 230 km N of epicenter) : 2 times (reported through EMSC)
Apostoloi Petros kai Pavlos (Cyprus, 230 km N of epicenter) : Felt a little shake (reported through EMSC)
Agia Triada (Cyprus, 230 km N of epicenter) : Limassol (reported through EMSC)
(Cyprus, 229 km N of epicenter) : Light swaying for few seconds 5th floor (reported through EMSC)
Agios Spyridon (Cyprus, 228 km N of epicenter) : Light (reported through EMSC)
Omonoia (Cyprus, 228 km N of epicenter) : Slow movement few times. Limassol. (reported through EMSC)
Agios Spyridon (Cyprus, 227 km N of epicenter) : cyprus Limassol center aria (reported through EMSC)
Herzliya (Israel, 221 km E of epicenter) : Table moved (reported through EMSC)
Ramat Gan (Israel, 220 km E of epicenter) : Felt one quick kick on the 57th floor of my building and a noise like a big knock from inside the wall (reported through EMSC)
Holon (Israel, 218 km E of epicenter) : Everyone in the room felt it but only because we were not doing much at that point (reported through EMSC)
Ashqelon (Israel, 217 km SE of epicenter) : Strong shaking about 10 secends long (reported through EMSC)
Bat Yam (Israel, 216 km E of epicenter) : В 19:55 в Израиле горот Бат-ям ощущал землетресение (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Egypt) on Wednesday, 15 May 2019

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