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Update : The epicenter of the earthquake occurred in the Gulf of Aqaba, a rift zone where 2 plates are pulling away from each other (extension). Moderate earthquakes are a regular phenomenon in this area. Earthquake-report.com does not exclude minor damage in the villages close to the epicenter.
4km (2mi) SE of Nuwaybi`a, Egypt 63km (39mi) SSW of Aqaba, Jordan 63km (39mi) SSW of Eilat, Israel 135km (84mi) NNE of Sharm ash Shaykh, Egypt 309km (192mi) S of Jerusalem, Israel
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 5.1
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-06-27 17:34:03
GMT/UTC Time : 2015-06-27 15:34:03
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.
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6th October – Pecae! I felt a small jolt at about 5:40pm local Egypt time.
Cairo – Felt a shake for about 5-7 secs
Cairo – Wasn’t sure until checked online for time and date
Sharm el Sheikh – Geen schade ofzo maar allles leek te bewege. Ik lag op bed en lag te shaken in bed
Hurghada – Licht
Sharm El-Sheikh – I didn’t experience any damage in my area. However it was a strong shaking earthquake that lasted only a few couple of seconds. It’s magnitude is estimated to be M5+
Sharm el sheik – Was lead in bed before getting ready for dinner and the entire bed wobbled about 4 times. My partner in the room experienced it too
Dahab South Sinai – No damage lasted for several seconds
Cairo – No damage, but prolonged slight swaying of the building for approx a minute
Ain Musa – At approximately 1735 GMT+2 We felt a strong earthquake in the Suez South Sinai area. It lasted for about 10-15 second. Our 2 story villa was moving during the shake. No damage to our villa that we know of.
Cairo – Felt everything moving. Was standing in the kitchen when I felt I was about to loose my balance. Fan was moving around and utilities on the walls as well.
Sharm – Shaking of beds, windows and furniture, lasted about 5 seconds. No damage
ismailia – light shake felt like some one was rocking the bed for a few seconds
Cairo – Moderate shaking east west, 11th floor.
Cairo – Lasted about 30 seconds. Was very nauseated right before and dizzy after.
Sharm el-Sheikh – Lasted about 4 seconds, the building and walls were shaking but no appliances or furniture shifted and nothing fell off the shelves. No damage at all, but most people nearby felt it. The time was 17:35 local time on June 27, 2015, in Nabq Bay, north of the airport.
Nabq Bay Sharm El Sheikh – Woke up and whole room shaking, aware of it for apx. 5 seconds… Noise like a plane… People don’t seem to bothered by it. 26th June 2015
El gouna – Zat op een terras toen ik dacht dat iemand mijn stoel bewoog Dit herhaalde zich 4 tot 5 keer
cairo – 3 to 5 seconds in two repeated times
Qena – no damage at all thanks god
sharm el sheikh – I felt shaking floor, couch and windows. The cat ran out.