Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 447 km southeast of Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt, on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 14:30 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 447 km southeast of Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt, on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 14:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Jun 14:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Jun 16 14:37: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Date & time: 16 Jun 2020 02:30:27 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.4°N / 34.69°E (Egypt)
Nearest volcano: Harrat ar Rahah (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) SE of Sharm el-Sheikh (Sharm Al Shiekh) (pop: 12,000)
88 km (55 mi) E of Hurghada (pop: 95,600)
104 km (65 mi) NE of Safaga (pop: 32,900)
216 km (134 mi) SW of Tabuk (Tabouk, Saudi Arabia) (pop: 455,500)
239 km (148 mi) NE of Qinā (Qena) (pop: 235,400)
278 km (173 mi) NE of Luxor (pop: 422,400)
447 km (278 mi) SE of Cairo (pop: 7,734,600)
627 km (390 mi) SE of Alexandria (pop: 3,811,500)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmRed Sea (Egypt)GFZ
M 5.410 kmRed Sea (Egypt)EMSC
M 5.310 kmRed Sea (Egypt)BMKG
M 5.410 km77 km SSE of Sharm el-Sheikh, EgyptUSGS
M 5.310 kmRed Sea (Egypt)GeoAu
M 5.110 km红海 (Egypt)CEIC

User reports for this quake (134)

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El Goua (114.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were on the lagoon side reading when the chairs we were sitting on began to shake for about 6 seconds - quite noticeable!
Safaja-hurghada (98.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I was almost taken by the god there was a very big homes and property's which got destroyed.thank God I am saved.
86.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt it for about 15 to 20 seconds indoors, paintings on the wall were swinging, chandeliers were shaking strong. About another 20 seconds of light aftermath followed.
Hurghada,Arabia, talateen street (85.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was at rooftop with wife and kids and we all felt it, shaking was from south east to north west direction, it stayed for 7-8 seconds
Hurghada (100.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Around five seconds Shaking of Sofa and beds, lamps, Neighbour's worked up from sleeping. Mostly it goes after Egypt to Asia within 2 days, and it will be stronger than. I am 11 years in Egypt, this was the strongest I felt.
100.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was outdoor sitting on the lawn near the house and felt how a mat under me was shaked a little. I didn't think it was an earthquake.
Hurghada, Red Sea (92.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Mein Mann ist gerade in Ägypten, es hat geschüttelt, während wir Videochat hatten. Er sagte,man könnte es spüren, dann hat es aufgehört und dann kam es wieder. Die Couch ist etwas verrückt.
432.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
454.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
91.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada, Egypt (257.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cairo (432.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
849 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Hurghada, Talateen (85.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting on a plastic chair outside on the roof I felt swinging for 1 or 2 seconds
555.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Hurghada, Al Ahaya (94.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
315.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sharm el Sheikh (65.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Asyut (346.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
396.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hurghada, home (86.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Didn't feel it, but saw furniture slightly move, as if unbalanced
Hurghada, Red Sea (86.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
86.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
111.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
132.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Chair moved from side to side but no glass ware/crockery moved
Elgouna (129.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hurghada (146.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
65.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
92.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El Gouna, Egypt (101.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I am on the second floor. My chair started moving and the chandelier rocked back and forth.
Hurghada (89.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
310.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
El gouna- sitting on sofa felt slight shake - thou / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting on the sofa felt sudden movement Las if someone had pushed the cushion from behind - very wierd, Lomé a ghost - didn’t notice anything else Shaks thoigh
Hurghada Al-ahyaa, beach side / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Relaxing in bed with baby. I felt shaking and i went to watch from window what was that. I have never felt earthquake before, but i was thinking that right away. Seeing how sea is reacting. My kids in livingroom didn't felt anything wheen i asked.
El Gouna / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt sofa shaking and moving as if i was on the boat suring storm. It was about 15 seconds.i stayed dizzy for 2 hours after this event
Dahab / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I am sure I felt an earthquake today in dahab around 12 / 1pm but everyone saying 4 or 5 pm so I don't know if it was the same one or something else
Hadaba, Hurghada, Egypt / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was on the rooftop and felt the building shaking. I looked up and saw the awnings rocking back and forth. My friend was walking on the street a couple of blocks away and didn’t feel it. It lasted about three or four seconds.
ASSIUT / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed felt like it was on vibration mode Ceiling lights shaking around Noise like traffic Was not sure what is was at the time, and shocked to find out what it actually was and the location
Hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was upstairs. Felt the bed shaking for a few seconds. Outside, members of my family did not feel a thing.
Luxor 5th floor building beside the Nile river / Weak shaking (MMI III) : On my sofa in living room I have felt distant earthquakes before so instantly recognized the tremor and as I am on the 5th floor I guess it is more noticeable It lasted perhaps 30 seconds
Intercontinental Hurghada Red Sea / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was on bed and the bed swayed side to side..felt i was on a boat. The tv was shaking quite a bit also.
Luxor / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was laying on mu sofa, when I felt mild shaking.. I thought that it could be earthquake.. only now about 2 hrs later I read that there was one..
Makadi Heights Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was laying on the bed it felt it was moving in waves the wardrobe doors slid open and the ceiling fans swayed side to side
SAFAGA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : ONE SHORT SHAKING BEFORE AND AFTER qUIET! iN THE GROUNDFLOOER OF MY VILLA;THE tABLE;CHAIR and my feets
Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was about to move off my sofa and suddenly felt it shaking left to right. I was like, "What?!?" But it passed quickly.
Sharm el Sheikh / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sharm El sheilk / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was a quick shake. Nothing major. Over quickly. Felt ligtly
6th October Egypt / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada Sheraton / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
New Kawther, behind Bestway Supermarket, Hurghada / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hurghada, Sheraton Street / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hurghada Hadaba / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bed was shaking and chairs too for quite long time
Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hurghada city -El kausar area / Weak shaking (MMI III)
El qussier,egypt / not felt
Hurghada dreams / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Im 2. Obergeschoss merkte man ein Schwanken des Gebäudes für ca. 5 Sekunden.
Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Safaga / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was like small waves at first. Then it got stronger.
Hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Vibration in furniture and floor
New kawther / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada, Red Sea / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt a slight sensation of nauseousness as a result of the movement. Very faint rumbling.
Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping and felt the earthquake and woke up in that moment.
Cairo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very light and short shake
El Gouna Ägypten / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Tisch und Stuhl haben vibriert
El Gouna / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Table and my chair vibrate
Aswan / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Makadi Hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada,Red Sea / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Moubarak 2 Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sharm el sheikh / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hurghada, behind sheration street / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada Egypt / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hurghada / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Yes
Safaga, Red Sea / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt that the bed is moved but it was for a few seconds.
Egypt, Red Sea, Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Magawish hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sofa started shaking across the room
Hurghada, El Kawser / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada.. Mabarak 5 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The earth and my chair certainly moved.. Big rumble..
Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sharm el Sheikh / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Red Sea Hurghada / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Hurghada / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It's first time
Hurghada, kawthar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Safaga / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Al ayhaa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Just a little vibration in my chair, no objects moving. (third floor, concrete building).
Elgouna / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sohag / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sakala Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sharm El-Sheikh / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Hurghada, Mubarak 6 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hurghada / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Im living on 5th floor and felt moderate shaking. It wasnt that scary but not nice at all
hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Safaga Red sea / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Some secondes my window inside was heavy shaking, afraid it would break...
Hurghada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Safaga red sea / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cairo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Sehr Ängstlich wenn die Hauswand Bebt
Hurghada / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hurghada red sea egypt / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Forte ondulatorio e lungo Hurgada
Elgouna red sea egypt / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shaking of building for 20 seconds....elgouna ted sea egypt
Hurghada / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was sitting on a table and he start to swing.
Hurghada , Helal district / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Hurghada Egypt / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hurghada egypt / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hurghada, Red sea / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Safaga, Red Sea, Egypt / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El Gouna / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sofa shaking, lamps shaking
Safaga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Table and Windows shanked
Hurghada Qesm 2 (Egypt, 86 km W of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)
Al Jubayhah (Jordan, 535 km N of epicenter) : واو (reported through EMSC)
Cairo (Egypt, 455 km NW of epicenter) : Didn’t feel anything (reported through EMSC)
Ain Sukhna (Egypt, 346 km NW of epicenter) : I felt it with the family in a very simple way (reported through EMSC)
Tama (Egypt, 326 km W of epicenter) : Strange unexpected (reported through EMSC)
Eilat (Israel, 251 km N of epicenter) : Just felt my chair jolt ever so slightly, thought maybe an earthquake but nothing else was moving. Didn't realize it really was an earthquake till I saw posts on Facebook (reported through EMSC)
(Egypt, 74 km NW of epicenter) : Light feeling of shaking when I was cleaning in the kitchen. No damages. (reported through EMSC)
Cairo (Egypt, 455 km NW of epicenter) : Didn’t feel it (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake 447 km southeast of Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt, 16 June 14:30 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 16 Jun 2020 14:30 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 447 km southeast of Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt, on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 14:30 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 22 Nov 1995 04:15
    | 7.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    25 years ago
    |
    159km / 99mi
    | Egypt (Saudi Arabia)
  • 09 Oct 1996 13:10
    | 6.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    833km / 517mi
    | Cyprus Region
  • 31 Mar 1969 07:15
    | 6.6 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    52 years ago
    |
    81km / 50mi
    | Egypt
  • 29 Sep 1918 12:07
    | 6.6 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    858km / 533mi
    | Near the Coast of Syria
  • 10 Sep 1953 04:06
    | 6.3 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    67 years ago
    |
    847km / 526mi
    | Cyprus Region
  • 11 Jul 1927 13:04
    | 6.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    93 years ago
    |
    511km / 318mi
    | Dead Sea Region (Jordan)
  • 12 Sep 1955 06:09
    | 6.2 |
    64km / 40mi
    |
    65 years ago
    |
    734km / 456mi
    | Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Egypt)
  • 03 Aug 1993 12:43
    | 6.1 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    27 years ago
    |
    148km / 92mi
    | Egypt
  • 23 Nov 1995 18:07
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    25 years ago
    |
    215km / 134mi
    | Egypt
  • 03 Aug 1993 16:33
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    27 years ago
    |
    153km / 95mi
    | Egypt
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