List of earthquakes in Saudi Arabia

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Earthquakes in Saudi Arabia are infrequent and usually occur in the western portion of the country near the Red Sea or the Gulf of Aqaba.

Date Region Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Comments
2009-05-19 Al Madinah 5.7 Mw 7 Landslides [1]
2009-05-17 Umm Lajj 4.6 Mb Homes damaged or destroyed [2]
2004-06-09 Tabuk Region 4.6 ML Minor damage [3]
1995-11-22 Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan 7.3 Mw VIII 9–12 30–69 Moderate damage / tsunami
1072 Yemen, Saudi Arabia VIII 50 Moderate damage NGDC
1068-03-18 Ramla, Jerusalem, Tabuk ≥ 7.0 IX ~ 20,000 Extreme damage
551-07-09 Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia 7.5 Mw IX 30,000+ Tsunami
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

References

  1. ^ USGS. "M5.7 - western Saudi Arabia". United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ USGS. "M4.6 - western Saudi Arabia". United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ USGS. "M4.6 - western Saudi Arabia". United States Geological Survey. 

Sources

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