Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Light earthquake in Saudi Arabia, 52 km NNE of Jizan

M 4.4 light earthquake shakes Saudi Arabia today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 23 km NE of Sabya. It was 7.4 miles deep.

Tremor has been reported by the people of Sabya, Jizan, Samitah, Abha and surrounding areas.

The Gulf of Aqaba and Jizan comparatively fall under high earthquake risk area. Epicenter of current earthquake in Saudi Arabia lies 52 km NNE of Jizan.

But overall the risk of damage from earthquakes in Saudi Arabia is quite low in most of the areas, Saudi Geological Survey said in its website.

No immediate damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Saudi Arabia today.

15:00 UTC (local time 2014-01-23 18:00 @ epicenter)


Epicenter Location
23 km NE of Sabya, Saudi Arabia
40 km NNW of Abu `Arish, Saudi Arabia
52 km NNE of Jizan, Saudi Arabia
83 km NNW of Samitah, Saudi Arabia
267 km NW of Sanaa, Yemen

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 23, 2014

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